Visit the Otto Reiher Cottage; one of the many historic properties being celebrated during the Historic Festival & Doors Open Edmonton 2012 sponsored by the REALTORS Association of Edmonton. The event runs July 3 to 8 and allows visitors to take free guided tours of architecturally significant buildings and places. These could be heritage homes, new homes, commercial buildings or behind the scenes tours at museums, archives, theatres, commercial buildings and more.
Otto Reiher's Cottage is representative of how a working-class family lived in the 1930s. The cottage which was restroed in 2006, once belonged to a coal-miner has been updated for the modern family, but maintains its historic charm. The cottage is currently under consideration for provincial historic designation. For a full list of activities, visit the Doors Open web site at www. historicedmonton.ca