Gibson purchases downtown Hulman and Co. building at 9th and Wabash
Terre Haute, IN – June 17, 2020 – Terre Haute native, Greg Gibson, has finalized the purchase of the historic Hulman and Company building located in downtown Terre Haute. The building, located on the corner of 9th and Wabash Avenue in downtown Terre Haute, has been a staple for the community since its opening in 1893.
“When making this purchase, I considered this an opportunity to keep the ownership of this prominent piece of our city’s history within our Terre Haute family. With my commitment and involvement in downtown Terre Haute, I thought this provided an important piece of the puzzle not only from a development and historic standpoint, but for the future of our downtown,” states Gibson.
Moving forward, Gibson will continue to work closely with the Hulman family in determining the future of the Clabber Girl Museum. Today, the building provides office space for Clabber Girl and houses Clabber Girl’s Bake Shop Café which is owned and operated by B&G Foods. Gibson will honor all current leasing agreements and tenants will continue operating as they are currently with no immediate changes.
“We recognize that the Hulman family has been a prominent part of Terre Haute and that there is a social aspect that goes along with that, even though we may no longer reside here,” states Tony H. George. “Over the past several years, we have carefully made decisions as to how we would responsibly pass along the stewardship of many beloved family and company assets to best preserve the Hulman legacy. We believe the vision, energy and commitment Greg Gibson has for downtown Terre Haute will serve the Hulman legacy and the Terre Haute community well. We wish Greg all the best and look forward to supporting his efforts as he looks to incorporate the former Hulman & Company world headquarters into his plans.”
Gibson plans to work closely with B&G Foods in terms of leasing agreements for the Bake Shop Café and office spaces for Clabber Girl.
“I do not take this purchase lightly and recognize the historic significance that it brings to one of the cornerstones of Terre Haute,” states Gibson.
Terre Haute, known for many things, has become known as the home of the Hulmans. The Hulman family has been an integral and essential part of the Terre Haute family since their roots led them here in the mid-19th century. The family is also known for their ownership of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. In Terre Haute, they invested in the development of Terre Haute’s first shopping center, The Meadows, and at one point owned the city’s two newspapers. Their family origins are engraved on this historic corner on 9th and Wabash and throughout the city.