Homes for Sale in Edmonton
AUDREY ABUAN - RE/MAX Real Estate REALTOR®
Riverdale’s location has had a unique influence on its development. Riverdale Edmonton is approximately one kilometre east of City Hall. Settlers arriving in the 1880s were quick to develop this large, flat area, which had good access to the river and was just over a mile downstream from Fort Edmonton.
In 1883, D. R. Fraser purchased land south of 101 Avenue and established a lumber mill at the bottom of Cameron Avenue. The coal used by both the mill and the brickyard was mined out of the cliffs that overlook Riverdale. The Dawson Mines, located across the river and near the Riverside Golf Course, employed a number of Riverdale residents until its closure in 1944.
In 1915, Edmonton experienced a severe flood. The full force of the flood was prevented from sweeping across the whole of Riverdale by the height of the river bank. No houses were lost, but many homes in Riverdale Edmonton suffered damage. Today, Riverdale remains distinct from other inner-city neighbourhoods in that much of its original character has been retained.