Town bids farewell to landmark building



A Three Hills landmark was demolished Tuesday, August 3, 2010.
What was constructed as the Union Bank of Canada in 1913 went on to house a number of Three Hills businesses.
Located on the northwest corner of 3rd Ave. and Main Street, directly west of the Post Office, the Union Bank went on to be the Royal Bank in 1935.
In 1939, Traders Furniture made its first home there.
Les Arnold renovated the building and operated a locker and cold storage plant.
In 1948, the building was purchased by brothers Ronald and Norman Shearlaw. They would own and operate Shearlaw Bros. Locker Storage until 1980, when it was purchased by Ross Reynolds.
Three Hills Locker Storage would continue to operate under Ross Reynolds until 1982 when it was purchased by Rod Dormer and Art Luijkx.
The building was home to Charlene's Gift Corner, Marina's Gift Attic and then became Dar's Jewellery and Giftware from 1995-1998.
For a time it would become Trader's Appliance Centre before becoming Inkker's Fine Printing.
The building was finally purchased from Jose Duque, owner of Traders Fine Furniture and Appliance Centre, by the Victory Church.
Demolition was contracted to Ken Adams Petroleum Services Ltd.