Alexandra Hotel - Prince George, BC
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N 53° 55.038 W 122° 44.850
10U E 516584 N 5974350
Quick Description: This marker denotes the location of the historic Alexandra Hotel, which was torn down in 1959 and replaced with a Kresge's store on the site.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 8/3/2013 11:37:32 AM
Waymark Code: WMHQ63
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member The_Draglings
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Long Description:

The marker reads:

Alexandra Hotel

The Alexandra Hotel, owned by J.H. Johnson, opened in 1915. It was Prince George's finest hotel, featuring a lavish bathroom and steam laundry. In 1923, Mr. Johnson received an offer that he could not refuse and sold his building to the provincial government for $48,500. It was then used to house the courtroom, prison, police station, and more. By 1959, the old Alexandra Hotel was torn down to make way for a Kresge's store which opened in 1961.

In 1919, the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire visited Prince George and stayed at the Alexandra Hotel. J.H. Johnson did his best to make a good impression on his honoured guests and organized a horse race for their entertainment, as well as a fancy dinner and ball. He managed to provide the Duke, Duchess, and their party of thirty with mint julep drinks -- even though Prohibition was in effect. Mr. Johnson simply talked to the bootleggers and told them to find the necessary alcoholic ingredients -- or else!

Type of Marker: Cultural

Type of Sign: Historic Site or Building Marker

Describe the parking that is available nearby: Parallel and pull in parking is available throughout the city's streets.

What Agency placed the marker?: City of Prince George

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