Photo by May Shi @mmayshi
'Eau Claire Bow River Lumber Co.' text on lower center of utliity box with workers around and trees/forest at top. Raven on side of utility box.
Artist(s): Eveline Kolijn & Sylvia Arthur

The Eau Claire Lumber Company

Completed: 2016

Close to the area of the utility box corridor are the condominiums of the Eau Claire neighborhood, which is built on reclaimed industrial land. One of the original businesses in this area was the sawmill from the Eau Claire and Bow River Lumber company. This large woodcut by Eveline tells the story of the lumber mill, from logging in the Kananaskis area, floating the lumber down the Bow river to Prince’s island, to the sawmill in the City. The river also generated electricity for the lumber mill. The mill was relocated to heritage Park and can be seen there. Much of the wood was used for the railway stays of the developing Canadian Pacific Railway company.

The sides depict a mixture of wood and water pattern made by Eveline and are also sprinkled with the bird linocuts from Sylvia.

Text taken from albertaprintmakers.com/utility-box

For more information on this mural visit:
https://www.albertaprintmakers.com/utility-box

Where to Find This Mural

Location: 5th Street Southwest & 7th Avenue Southwest, Calgary, Alberta, Canada Get Directions