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A place with history in the heart of the highlands

Situated in the middle of vibrant 112 Avenue, a thriving unique commercial area in The Highlands, Gibbard Block is an iconic landmark impossible to miss.

 

The three storey historic brick building is a popular site for locals and tourists alike! The Gibbard Block has been a business anchor for over 100 years and is the perfect home for your retail or office business. Significant renovation is starting spring of 2018 with occupancy available later this fall. 

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 Edmonton Historical Board

Edmonton Historical Board

Gibbard Block 

Gibbard Block was constructed in 1913 by William T. Gibbard, President of the Gibbard Furniture Company of Ontario, In partnership with William Magrath and Bildwell Holgate. It was designed by Ernest Morehouse, a prominent Edmonton architect who designed many of the prestigious Highlands residences.

The Gibbard Block was originally a luxurious apartment building with two retail shops on the main floor.

The building reflects the influence of the Classical Revival Style, Including cornice brackets. It had incorporated many modern features for the times, such as telephones and intercoms, an acetylene power plant and bathrooms with natural light from a skylight well. 

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Building Renewal

Former → future Glory

Throughout 2018 The Gibbard Block will be undergoing a multi million dollar renovation, building on the history, style, and community it calls home. We will retain and restore many of its original characteristics including its natural light wells and architecture. The construction will include significant improvements to the structure to meet modern standards.