Hulbert Block

10363 82 Avenue, Edmonton

The Hulbert Block was one of several buildings constructed in the commercial district of Strathcona during the economic boom before World War I.  A building permit was issued to Russell A. Hulbert on May 12, 1912 to build a brick store and office structure. He hired the Strathcona contracting firm of Sheppard and Webb to construct the $25,000 building.

Russell Hulbert came to Strathcona from Nova Scotia in 1893 and was a member of the first town council of Strathcona.  He was involved in a variety of occupations including grocer, implement dealer and contractor.  As a contractor he completed several public works projects for the municipality and developed a number of commercial properties in Strathcona and Edmonton.  For many years he lived in a large colonial style house situated at the corner of 100 Street and 83 Avenue. He spent the last few years of his life in Dawson Creek, B.C. and in Vancouver, where he died in 1934.

- Edmonton Historical Board

Designation & Awards

Edmonton Historical Board Plaque Award

Comments

The Hulbert Family - 09 Feb 2016

We wish to thank you for making the Hulbert Block a Historical Site. Our family's roots are deep in Edmonton and Sherwood Park and it is extremely honoring to have the Hulbert name recognized.

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Lillian JOAN Hulbert - 04 Nov 2019

My father was Rexford Vernal Hulbert who is the son of Russell Hulbert. My father's brothers are Havlock Dwight Hulbert, Russell Bodmer Hulbert and Willard StClaire Hulbert. The sister is lulu belle who was the eldest child. I and my 3 sisters were born in Vancouver and moved to Winsor Ontario when I was 13 years old and to Newmarket Ontario when I was 18. I now live in Toronto, Ontario, sister Sheila in Newmarket Ontario, sister Sharon in Calgary Alberta and my late sister Judith lived in Mount Forest, Ontario. This information re the Hulbert Block is nice to see as my parents were not good historians regarding their lineage and past lives and therefore our knowledge of the role of my grandfather Russell Hulbert is sparse. I would like to be in contact with the Hulbert family for a conversation if they have an interest. jhpaint1@gmail.com

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Era: Urban Growth
Themes: Trade & Industry
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Area: Southwest

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