A Final Look at The Gibbard Block Before…

Take a good look at this picture, because in no time, this soon-to-be restored building will have changed a great deal. Gone will be the awnings and facade on the main floor as we see it today. Instead we will see the facade as those who lived in 1913 Highlands saw it. The Gibbard Block…

Don’t Miss this Open House: the Gibbard Block

Are you looking for something to do Easter weekend? Well, we have the perfect outing for you! Join us for the pre-construction viewing of the interior of the Gibbard Block, including the main, second and third floors. See the interior of this iconic Highlands building before it is restored and renovated. You’ll see original woodwork…

What’s in a Name?

A lot of time and effort goes into the naming of an area. Sometimes it’s best to ask for help in the form of a contest! This excerpt is from “My Heart’s in the Highlands” by Ken Tingley.

“Magrath and Holgate needed a name “that will suitably designate this property and be consistent with the high class of residence that will be erected as it has been decided to place a building restriction of $2,500 upon the sites.” No lots were to be sold until the name had been selected. It was reported that already this large property, bounded on the south by the North Saskatchewan River and on the north by Alberta Avenue, was “rapidly being cleared by the new owners….”