10421-82 (Whyte) Avenue NW, Edmonton
In 1907 this building was constructed by Robert Ritchie, founder of the Edmonton Milling Company. Until 1912 it was an outlet for the Great West Saddlery Company. Starting in that year, under the leadership of A.B. Chapman, joined soon thereafter by his sons, Bus and his brothers, the Chapman family have owned and operated this retail business at this location since 1912. This pioneer Edmonton family has fulfilled the leather and western wear needs of countless thousands of Edmontonians. This business represents an important aspect of early Strathcona and Edmonton commercial history.
-Edmonton Historical Board
Edmonton Historical Board Plaque Award
Registered Historic Resource, Province of Alberta 1976/07/14
More about Robert Ritchie on the Mount Pleasant Cemetery page