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Bowman Preservation (D-15)

​​Current Status Complete
​Location​811 - 5th Avenue South

About the Project

This project consists of rehabilitation work required at the Bowman building.  The project plan includes the following:

  • Creation of a building access at ground level on west side of building
  • Patching, repair, and repointing of bricks and stone
  • Upgrading drainage around the building and other site elements
  • Reinforcing the deteriorating foundation
  • Performing general building envelope improvements (replacing windows, doors, and roof membranes)
  • Restoring interior character-defining elements such as the stairwell and main hallway

The restoration is following the “Standards and Guidelines for the Preservation of Historic Places in Canada.” 

The Bowman is a provincially-designated historic resource, currently housing the BLAST program.  Built in 1913, the building was purchased by the City from a local school board in 1963.  This building requires lifecycle investment to address its deteriorating condition and to preserve its historic character. 

The preservation work proposed will extend the life of this historic structure.

Project Update

May 2016 - Started the dewatering improvements (installing weeping tile, etc.) and repointing of the exterior of the building.

2015 - Consultants have completed the drawings and specifications for this project. These are being reviewed and a tender for the work is anticipated go out in early 2016.


​City of Lethbridge ​$120,000
​MSI Grant ​$1,740,000
​Total Cost


Contact Information

Bryan Litchfield
Project Manager, City of Lethbridge