We found out the name of the building where the Ku Klux Klan published their newspaper, The Liberator, in the 1930s.
In the last episode, we investigated Rebecca Jade’s question about whether a plaque could go up where the Liberator was published. At the time, we weren’t able to pin down what the name of the building where the KKK and the Liberator had offices. The address was 10105 – 100 St.
After the episode went up, I posted it to a Facebook group called Historic Edmonton and Northern Alberta.
Dawn Valentine found this picture of the Old Post Office, which seemed to show the mystery building in the background, in front of the Hotel Macdonald.
Brent Welch, from the same group, found this picture from a different angle, which shows that the building was part of the Imperial Bank of Canada. He also found that the Henderon’s Directory for 1933 names 10105 – 100 St as the Imperial Bank Chambers. It appears to have had a separate address from the main building because it had a separate entrance facing 100 St.
This is another picture of that same block from 1912, looking South East this time.
And this is the photo mentioned in the podcast, of JJ Maloney’s 1933 farewell dinner at the Hotel Macdonald, when he announced he was leaving Edmonton.