Fonds PR2109 - Edmonton Transit Hotel fonds

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Edmonton Transit Hotel fonds

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    • 1925-1990 (Creation)

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    0.02 m of textual records. -- 4 photographs.

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    Administrative history

    In 1908, the Edmonton Transit Hotel opened in the Packington area of Edmonton, Alberta at Fort Trail and Norton Street, now 66th Street. The owner, Patrick Dwyer, paid $50,000 for its construction. The Transit Hotel offered alcoholic beverages, forty rooms, hot and cold water, lavatories, and electricity. Dwyer hired James A. Murphy and James Ryan to operate the hotel.

    In 1924, Dwyer sold the hotel to Sveinn Swanson for $10,500. Swanson sold the hotel for the same price to Jennie and Frank E. Goode. The Goodes kept the hotel until 1949. Ownership of the hotel changed frequently until 1986, when Bob Ruzycki purchased it. The Transit Hotel continues to operate.

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    The fonds consists of clippings related to the Transit Hotel and photographs of the Transit Hotel dating from 1925-1990.

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    The Provincial Archives of Alberta received the material from Bob Ruzycki, owner of the Transit Hotel, in 1990.


    Arrangement note: Fonds arranged according to original order.

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        The material is in English.

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        Access Conditions: None

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        Use Conditions: Permission for use required. Subject to the Copyright Act.

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        Information in the administrative history sourced from: Lawrence Herzog, “Historical Resources in Edmonton,” It’s Our Heritage 22.1. (Feb. 5, 2004).\_view2?CONTENT\_ID=612 (Accessed May 8, 2007). The images can be located in the A file of the Provincial Archives of Alberta reference prints under the numbers A18850 through A18853.

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        Includes accession PR1990.0180.

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