Don’t Miss this Open House: the Gibbard Block

Gibbard Block

The Gibbard Block – soon to be restored to its former glory!

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 throughout, stained glass features, and full interiors of the suites on the second and third floors. After the tour you can meet the new owners, Sparrow Capital , and view their plans for the restoration and renovation of this historic building.

Date: Saturday, March 31st 2-5 p.m.

Location: Gibbard Block (site of former La Boheme) 6427-112 Avenue

Hosts: Highlands Historical Society, in collaboration with Sparrow Capital. www.gibbardblock.com

Cost: Free for members of the Highlands Historical Society. $5.00 for non-members.( Any funds raised will support the future activities of the Highlands Historical Society).

Note: The tour involves several flights of stairs, and is not wheel-chair accessible.

  10 comments for “Don’t Miss this Open House: the Gibbard Block

  1. Jim Gendron
    March 11, 2018 at 11:09 pm

    Thanks for posting. Great information!

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  2. Maggie
    March 12, 2018 at 1:43 am

    Love this building
    My daughter had her wedding reception in the lower level
    Great memories
    Live in Vancouver now but when I’m in Edmonton always drive by

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    • March 12, 2018 at 6:15 pm

      That’s the beauty of old buildings – if only walls could talk!

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      • jenn
        March 13, 2018 at 4:32 am

        This one did talk…. it is in the haunted houses of alberta book

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      • March 13, 2018 at 4:20 pm

        You’re absolutely right – It is featured in that book.

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  3. Dianna & Gordon Millard
    March 13, 2018 at 7:36 pm

    Thank you for this invitation — we will be there!

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    • March 13, 2018 at 8:14 pm

      We look forward to seeing you. It’s always fun to see the before of any project! (Members are free, non members are $5 each, so bring your membership card.)

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  4. Terry Underschultz
    March 21, 2018 at 7:49 pm

    I would of loved to be there but unfortunately I do not arrive back from my winter home till mid April. I grew up in the Highlands/Bellevue area till I was around 18. The Capilano freeway (now wayne Gretzky) moved us out. Those first 18 years of life were wonderful and the great memories are everlasting. Whenever I come to Edmonton I still love to cruise the area and bring back the fond memories. I now live in the Lethbridge area. And if the haunted story your speaking of is the same as I remember I do believe it’s true from my experience anyways. And no I’m not crazy. (Yet)

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    • March 22, 2018 at 2:50 pm

      That’s the beauty of historical districts isn’t it? So many stories, and so many memories for all the people who have lived, worked and spent their childhood in the Highlands. Thanks for sharing your memories – and yes, the freeway changed the face of this part of the city forever.

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