1952 – The community in which we live today became a true residential neighbourhood when Strathearn Public School was constructed.
1953 – Just when the post-war building boom created a brand new neighbourhood almost overnight, residents established the Strathearn Community League in an effort to increase recreational options. Here’s a look at our neighbourhood through the 1953 Henderson’s Greater Edmonton Directory, a street by avenue guide of businesses, homeowners and more.
President of Strathearn Community League: R. K. Bowlen
- Strathearn Service Station (8704 95 Ave.)
- Along 87 Street at 95 Avenue
Melton L.T. Real Estate Ltd., Marjorie Hodson’s Beauty Salon, Thompson’s Food Markets Strathearn, Tamblyn (Alta) Ltd. Drug Store, Maguire’s Hardware and Electrical, and Brightmur Cleaners
- Along 91 Street at 94 Avenue
Quists Meat Pies, Strathearn Beauty Parlor and Barber Shop, Needham’s Groceries and Meats, Diemonite Sales, Strathearn Dry Goods, Strathearn Coffee Shop, and Johnston Groceries and Meats
- Along 95 Avenue at 92 Street
Hart’s Drug Store and Lee Food Market
- Connors Service Station (9335 Connors Rd.)
Strathearn Heights Apartments was among the city’s more than 1,000 apartments and blocks.
Strathearn United Church and The Church of Our Lady of the Assumption were among the city’s 140 churches.
Strathearn School was among the city’s 81 schools.