Strathmore Insurance Office


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Hours of Operation

  • Monday

    Closed

  • Tuesday

    Closed

  • Wednesday

    Closed

  • Thursday

    Closed

  • Friday

    Closed

  • Saturday

    Closed

  • Sunday

    Closed

The Historical Village is closed for the season, aside from special events. Gasoline Alley Museum and the Railway Café are open year-round!

Exhibit Details

Area

Town Centre

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Category

Building/Museum

About the Strathmore Insurance Office

William Goffrier built this little office in Strathmore in 1908, and from it, conducted a multitude of businesses: insurance sales, a farm implement dealership and a real estate business. While it didn’t become a dedicated insurance agency until 1926, there is little doubt of its importance, given the fact that early prairie communities and farms were extremely susceptible to damage from natural disasters.

Hail, windstorms, floods and other inclement weather conditions could strike with little warning and ruin what otherwise could have been a bumper crop of grain. And there was little townsfolk could do to halt the spread of fire, since they were armed only with buckets, wet blankets and possibly a small, horse-drawn fire engine. In 1970, Richard A. Coldwell donated the building to Heritage Park, which restored it to represent a typical pre-1915 insurance agency.

small white building

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1900 Heritage Dr. S.W. Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2V 2X3

Email: info@heritagepark.ca
Phone: 403.268.8500

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