Without a bylaw in effect to protect the homes of historic significance in Golden it is really easy for people to tear down old homes and make way for new ones. In 2002 the Golden Museum published a list of buildings that they considered to have historic significance to the people of the area. If you find this list interesting you could print it off and head out in your can to view the buildings with a little more understanding of what you are looking at. They are in no particular order but include the name that appears on the Heritage Inventory at the Museum, the date it was built if it is known and who it was built for.
Wixon House, 812-9th Street South built in 1893 for Dr. Taylor.
Cornell House, 904-9th Ave South built in 1895 for the George Fry Parson family, the parents of H.G. Parson.
St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 913-9th Street South built in 1891 for the Anglican adherents.
Yurik House, 811-7th Street North built in 1912 for the Peter Yurik family.
Sacred Heart Church, 917-11th Street South built in 1888 for Catholic adherents.
Captain Armstrong’s House, 901-11th Street South built in 1893 for Captain Francis Patrick Armstrong.
The Nunnery, 816-11th Street South built in 1912 for Dr. Taylor as his family was growing.
Granny Hood’s House, 1242-10th Ave South built before 1903 for Mrs. Helen Hood.
The White House, 902-13th Street South built before 1902 by John Soles.
Rutherford House, 818-12th Street South built in 1901 by William Rutherford.
Cenotaph, 9th Ave South erected in the memory of fallen soldiers in 1927.
Larson House, 1208-11th Ave North built in 1904 for Gus Larson.
Avert Giyse, 802-10th Street South, brought from Donald by the Avery family.
Harrison House, 94-11th Street South built in 1901 for H.W. Harrison.
Home Bakery, 403-9th ave North built in 1930 for Jack and Jessie Cross.
Buckham’s Drugstore, 507-9th Ave North built in 1912 for Jack Buckham.
Hotel Fridhem, 509 Mainstreet North started in 1929, finished in 1930 for Edward Jacobson.
Joe’s Barbershop, 407-9th Ave North built in 1894 for Joe Lamontagne.
Moon Café. 501-9th Ave North built in 1901 for Mr. Moon Sr.
Dumont House, 704-10th Street South built in 1912 for the Dumont family.
Gibson House, 720-12th Street South built in 1906 for John Gibson.
Nattress House, 714-9th Street South built in 1906 for J.F. Nattress.
Henderson House, 1213-11th Ave South built before 1903 by James Henderson.
C.H. Parson House, 919-10th Street South built before 1903 for the Griffith family.
T. King House, 1122-10th Ave South built in 1902 for Thomas and Minnie King.
CRL Mill House, 1004-14th Street South built in 1905 by James Henderson.
Hanna House, 1008-14th Street South built in 1908 for J. Hanna.
CPR Station, 1302-11th Ave South built in 1904 for the CPR.
Brown House, 7`18-10th Street South built in 1914 for Francis Brown.
Dainard House, 925-10th Street South built in 1893 for the Dainard Family.
Lake House, 1201-10th Ave South built in 1894 for the Joseph Lake family.
Edward Feuz House, 402 Ottoson Road North built in 1911 by the CPR.
Ernest Feux House, 379 Ottoson Road North built in 1911 by the CPR.
Haesler Jr. House, 371 Ottoson Road North built in 1911 by the CPR.
Haesler Sr. House, 370 Ottoson Road North built in 1911 by the CPR.
Heimann House 376 Ottoson Road North built in 1911 by the CPR.
Lotosky House, 817-13th Street South built before 1903 for the Good family.
Golden Lodge, 501 Main Steet North, built in 1927 by the Valentine’s.
Blysak House, 801-7th Street North built in 1914 for the Blysak family. This house has only ever had one family own it.
Gould’s Island House, 107-Gould’s Island built before 1902 for the William Gould family.