Collection MS-159 - Alberta Hotel collection

Title and statement of responsibility area

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Alberta Hotel collection

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  • Textual record
  • Object

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  • Source of title proper: Title based on contents of collection.

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  • [ca. 1910] (Creation)
    Alberta Hotel

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Physical description

0.5 cm of textual records. – 1 object

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Administrative history

The Alberta Hotel, built in 1903 for Del Grierson, was the first major brick structure on Jasper Avenue. It featured Alberta's first elevator and was the hotel in which Prime Minister Wilfrid Laurier stayed during the inauguration of the province of Alberta in 1905. It later became the property of McDougall & Secord Limited and was sold to Louis Lucas in the late 1940’s. The Lucas family ran the hotel until the 1980s. The hotel was dismantled and put into storage in 1984. It was rebuilt in 2012 on Jasper Avenue, near 97 Street.

Custodial history

Hannah Lister inherited the ‘ribbon’ from her mother-in-law, whose sister had received the ribbon when she first moved to Edmonton. It is not known how Milner & Steer (law firm) acquired the record.

Scope and content

The collection consists of items from, or advertising, the Alberta Hotel.
File 1:

  • Alberta Hotel advertisement on ribbon featuring a list of hotel rules and schedules as well as advertisements for Edmonton businesses [ca. 1910] (see MS O/S - map cabinet).
  • Alberta Hotel envelope, addressed to ‘Alec Cote, City’.

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Physical condition

Immediate source of acquisition

This collection was donated to the City of Edmonton Archives by Mrs. Hannah Lister in 1968 and Milner & Steer in 1985.


Language of material

  • English

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Restrictions on access

There are no restrictions on access.

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Copyright may apply.
Reproduction restrictions may apply.

Finding aids

See Scope and content above.

Associated materials


No further accruals are expected.

General note

Accession numbers: A68-126, A85-43

General note

Formerly known as the Hannah Lister collection.

Physical description

Ribbon advertisement has been encapsulated.

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City of Edmonton Archives

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Archives Society of Alberta Subject Terms



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Physical storage

  • Box: MS Room
  • Map cabinet: MS Room