Grand Union Hotel - Coleman, AB
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA
N 49° 38.038 W 114° 30.143
11U E 680343 N 5500930
Quick Description: Still going strong as a hotel, this brick structure, built in 1924, replaced a wood frame hotel built in 1904, just a year after Coleman itself had its beginnings. Given that, it may well be that the Grand Union was the first hotel built in the town.
Location: Alberta, Canada
Date Posted: 8/8/2015 7:31:37 PM
Waymark Code: WMPCE0
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member GeoKs
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Long Description:
Grand Union Hotel

The first Grand Union Hotel was built in 1904 as a two-storey wood structure. It was doubled in width in 1912 and included a pool room on the main floor and a bowling alley in the basement.

The Calgary Brewing Company acquired the hotel from the Ranchman's Trust Company in 1921, replacing it in 1924 with the present brick building. Ownership remained with Calgary Brewing or a subsidiary until 1963.

Over the years, owners and managers of the Grand Union have been strong supporters of local sports teams, including the Coleman Grands hockey club in the 1940s.
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Type of Marker: Cultural

Sign Age: Historic Site or Building Marker

Parking: Park right in front.

Placement agency: Crowsnest Heritage

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