Cultural Heritage Archive


The Moore Residence

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The Moore family built their residence in the Rocky Mountain style. Philip A. Moore, a Princeton University graduate, meet Pearl (Brewster) Moore when he became partners with her brothers in Brewster Transport, Banff's premier local transportation company. Built in 1907, their home was unlike other log houses in Banff, it came comprete with wiring, central heating and indoor plumbing. The Moore's living room housed their large collection of Stoney Indian artefacts and inherited antiques from the eastern United States. In 1971, the building was moved from its original location at the corner of Banff Avenue and Fox Street to the Whyte Museum grounds.
 

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Banff Park Museum - National Historic Site of Canada

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Built in 1894, this was the first museum in Banff and included part of the house originally intended for the first Park Superintendent George A. Stewart. In 1903 it was replaced by a more sophisticated building designed by John Stocks, an engineer for the Territorial Government. Built in the rustic building tradition, it is the oldest natural history museum in Western Canada. The large central lantern is a distinctive feature of the building. From 1904 to 1937 a park zoo and aviary operated adjacent to the site in today’s Central Park.

Free for members of Friends of Banff National Park.

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