Beverly Heights, Edmonton
|• Administrative body||Edmonton City Council|
|• Councillor||Tony Caterina|
|• Total||1.38 km2 (0.53 sq mi)|
|Elevation||655 m (2,149 ft)|
|• Density||2,318.8/km2 (6,006/sq mi)|
|• Change (2009–12)||-5.2%|
Beverly Heights is a neighbourhood in east Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Originally part of the Town of Beverly, Beverly Heights became a part of Edmonton in 1961 when the town amalgamated with Edmonton.
There are four schools in Beverly Heights, the Beverly Heights Public School, the Lawton Junior High School, the R.J. Scott Elementary School, and the St. Nicholas Catholic Junior High School.
Lawton Junior High School was the first junior high school in the Town of Beverly, and is named after Percy Benjamin Lawton. Lawton was a teacher, principal, Supervisor of Beverly Schools, and superintendent. He also served briefly as mayor of the Town of Beverly.
The Beverly Cenotaph, originally built to remember the men from Beverly who served and died in World War I, is located in Beverly Heights. The original dedication ceremony was held on October 17, 1920, making the cenotaph the first to be erected in the Edmonton area, and one of the earliest in Alberta. The cenotaph was expanded and rededicated in 1958.
In the City of Edmonton's 2012 municipal census, Beverly Heights had a population of 3,200 living in 1,777 dwellings, a -5.2% change from its 2009 population of 3,375. With a land area of 1.38 km2 (0.53 sq mi), it had a population density of 2,318.8 people/km2 in 2012.
The Town of Beverly was a coal mining town with over twenty mines operating in the area during the town's history. The following major mine was active in area of Beverly Heights.
- Bush (Davidson) Mine
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