Photos from our May 13/20 walk
Edmonton’s Riverdale, not Archie’s, is a river valley neighbourhood just East of downtown. It is bounded on East and South by the North Saskatchewan River with other boundaries abutting the Boyle Street neighbourhood and Grierson Road. It is represented by the Riverdale Community League formed in 1920 and was once the home to a sawmill and the J.B. Little brickyard (first kiln started in 1893). Power for these ventures was supplied from coal mined from the nearby river banks.
(Sources: Wikipedia and Edmonton City Archives)
Today, the area is a quiet residential neighbourhood with both modern and older homes. The area is essentially a low lying flood plain along the river and has been flooded on numerous occasions, throughout history, including being totally submerged in the great flood of 1915.
It is a beautiful area, nonetheless and in more normal times, we would have gone to Little Brick Café and General Store (J.B. Little’s home during the day) for a coffee and cookie. But, today, we walked on, enjoying the day and the scenery.
You would expect to see a Prius or some other “green” car outside this home. For more info on this net zero project, here is the link http://riverdalenetzero.ca/Riverdale_NetZero_house_–_project_profile.pdf