"Beverly Beginnings" mural

by Kris Friesen, created 2014

Pioneer Jewellery & Loan
3906 118 Avenue

Long before it amalgamated with the City of Edmonton in 1962, the community of Beverly declared itself a town in 1914. It was built on the seams of coal that ran beneath its feet, the local farmers who shopped at its stores and the small businesses that thrived on its main street.

Beverly Beginnings celebrates the 100th anniversary of Beverly as a town, and is the 11th Giants of Edmonton in our series.