Gibson purchases downtown Hulman and Co. building at 9th and Wabash

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — The historic Hulman and Company building located in downtown Terre Haute has been sold.

Greg Gibson recently finalized the purchase, according to a news release.

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,” Gibson said. “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.”

Moving forward, Gibson said he will continue to work closely with the Hulman family in determining the future of the Clabber Girl Museum.

Currently, 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 said he 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,” Tony H. George said. “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.”

“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.

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