Bellevue Community Centre


1953 – 1966 Bellevue Community Centre, 112 Avenue, and 73 Street, Edmonton Alberta

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In 2021, the Bellevue Community League initiated a Conservation Plan in anticipation of applying to have the building designated as a Municipal Historic Resource. The Conservation Plan was completed in October 2021.   

Description of Historic Place

Belleview Community Centre is located at the SE corner of Borden Park. The address is 7507 Borden Park Road. The drawings for the 2-storey original hall are dated: March 1953. They are stamped by a professional engineer, C.J. McConnell. The drawings for the auditorium addition are dated: June 1958. They were prepared by the City Architects Office, Robert F. Duke and Walter Telfer. The draftsman was J.D. Millar. The drawings for the addition to the auditorium are dated: September 1966. They were prepared by Architectural Drafting Services, 12130 95 Street.

Heritage Value

Originally constructed in 1953, Bellevue Community League Hall is significant for its International Style architecture and association with the Bellevue Community League. The Community League was founded in 1920 and is one of the oldest community leagues in Edmonton. In 1952, the Bellevue Community League approached the City of Edmonton to obtain a lease on the southeast corner of Borden Park. After initial opposition from the City Planner at the time and some councillors, the City of Edmonton allowed the Bellevue Community League to build their hall in Borden Park. The Community League Hall is at the “gateway” to Borden Park, located at the corner of 112 Avenue and 73 Street and serves the communities of Virginia Park and Cromdale to the west, and the communities of Bellevue and Highlands to the east.


The main focus of this study was to identify the conservation needs of the Bellevue Community Centre and to prepare priorities for restoration and repairs in conjunction with designation as a municipal historic resource.

The following character-defining elements have been examined in this Conservation Plan.

  • windows and doors
  • brick
  • Exterior and interior Carpentry
  • Exterior Concrete Landings and Steps
  • stucco and parging
  • exterior painting

Consultant for the 2021 CONSERVATION PLAN Project

Client: Bellevue Community League

Heritage Consultant: David Murray Architect