Edmonton’s mid-twentieth century housing is on display through the J.N. Stephens collection. Within this collection are the plans for the familiar homes that encompass vast swaths of residential Edmonton. The plans showcase the realities of postwar housing development which transformed the city of Edmonton with new, affordable neighbourhoods for thousands of residents. Advertisements from the time promote the glamour and glitz of owning one of these new styles of homes complete with appliances and furnishings all from the moment of design. Buyers could select land and a variety of preplanned model homes, and G.W. Golden would construct sets of houses in batches, transforming land into desirable and modern housing for the young families of Edmonton following the end of the Second World War and into the early ‘70s.