Events in 2018

Save the date for these 2018 upcoming events: March 31st: Gibbard Block Open House (Members free, Public $5) April TBA Speaker #1: Aviation History (Members free, Guests $5) June TBA Speaker #2: Coal History (Members free, Guests $5) July TBA: Historic Edmonton Open Doors Festival: Walking Tours: (members free, Public $5) Bus Tours (Members free,…

The Gibbard Block / HHS Open House

Most of us love looking at Before and After pictures of renovations – after all, an entire tv channel, HGTV, is based on this premise. So when you get a chance to see the “before” of one of Edmonton’s iconic heritage buildings, you take advantage of the opportunity. “The building originally featured nine suites, between…

William Magrath & the Development of the Highlands

One of the most interesting things about William Magrath, one of the two developers of the Highlands community, is that he challenged a prevalent theory of the day (early 1900’s), in which classy neighbourhoods were supposedly built in the west end of cities. He cited many other cities that had built prestige neighbourhoods to the…