Vandals smash $40,000 worth of glass in historic Hull Block building

Drivers, residents or area businesses who may have a dash cam or security footage that was active at the time are also encouraged to contact police.

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Edmonton police are hoping a tip or maybe video footage will lead them to the culprits behind an estimated $40,000 damage to Edmonton Hull Block.

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Vandals smashed seven windows between 7 p.m. on August 4 and 7 a.m. on August 5. Then on August 10 at around 3:13 a.m., the window in the front door of a hair salon in the building was also smashed, EPS said in a statement Monday.

It has been reported to Edmonton police that between 7 p.m. Thursday August 4 and 7 a.m. Friday August 5, 2022, seven windows were smashed on the historic Hull Block building in the area of ​​106 Avenue and 97 Street.
It has been reported to Edmonton police that between 7 p.m. Thursday August 4 and 7 a.m. Friday August 5, 2022, seven windows were smashed on the historic Hull Block building in the area of ​​106 Avenue and 97 Street. .jpg

Police say the damage could cost up to $40,000 to repair. Police released photos of the aftermath as they appealed to the public for security footage or dashcam footage from the area at the time.

Located in Chinatown, the Hull Block was built in 1914 by William Hull, an English entrepreneur who came to Canada in 1873 and became a successful rancher and meat packer. It was revitalized in 2001 by architect David Murray at the request of Alberta anthropologist Bob Dawe. Its design incorporates red brick and cast stone and is an example of the style of Edwardian classicism used in the construction of many residential and commercial buildings in England and its colonies at the time. according to Hullblock.com.

Drivers, residents or area businesses who may have such images are encouraged to contact police at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a cell phone. Anonymous information may also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.p3tips.com/250.

It has been reported to Edmonton police that between 7 p.m. Thursday August 4 and 7 a.m. Friday August 5, 2022, seven windows were smashed on the historic Hull Block building in the area of ​​106 Avenue and 97 Street.
It has been reported to Edmonton police that between 7 p.m. Thursday August 4 and 7 a.m. Friday August 5, 2022, seven windows were smashed on the historic Hull Block building in the area of ​​106 Avenue and 97 Street. .jpg
It has been reported to Edmonton police that between 7 p.m. Thursday August 4 and 7 a.m. Friday August 5, 2022, seven windows were smashed on the historic Hull Block building in the area of ​​106 Avenue and 97 Street.  The following week, at approximately 3:13 a.m. on Wednesday, August 10, 2022, a hair salon in the building also reported that their business window had been smashed.
It has been reported to Edmonton police that between 7 p.m. Thursday August 4 and 7 a.m. Friday August 5, 2022, seven windows were smashed on the historic Hull Block building in the area of ​​106 Avenue and 97 Street. The following week, at approximately 3:13 a.m. on Wednesday, August 10, 2022, a hair salon in the building also reported that their business window had been smashed. .jpg

Jennifer C. Burleigh