We love being in a beautiful and historic building in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The smell, original detailing, original hardwood floors and the overall feel is indescribable.
The beauty that it possesses is expressed by almost everyone that enters its doors, it truly is magical and takes your breath away. Something you have to experience to catch our drift.
A little bit of history on the Great West Saddlery Building
10137 – 104 Street
Edward Collis Hopkins, Architect, 1911
E.F. Hutchings of Winnipeg opened a harness shop in Edmonton in 1889 and formed the Edmonton Saddlery Company in 1904. In 1900, after various changes in management, it was amalgamated with Carson & Shore to form the Great West Saddlery Company, which constructed this building to house its wholesale and retail activities. Surprisingly, despite the advent of automobile traffic, the company was able to stay in business, and retained ownership of the building until 1958. This five bay structure remains essentially intact, and has been adapted for artists’ work space and gallery exhibitions.
With that being said, we had to share with you our stunning new photo’s taken by one of our favorite photographer’s Zachary Ayotte .