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Royal Albert Arms Hotel

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The Royal Albert Hotel was one of a series of hotels built in Winnipeg’s boom years between 1900 and World War I. Opened at the same time as the more stately Fort Garry Hotel, the smaller hotel quickly found its niche accommodating salesmen, travelers and visitors on business in the booming warehouse district.

In keeping with this European-styled service, the façade of the hotel was designed with a continental flair. A red-tiled roof forms a cornice over a brick front accentuated with ornamental iron fretwork, elaborate iron lights and arched main floor windows and doors which combine to create an Italian effect; the first proprietor’s name was Angelo Ferrari. Designed by architect E.D. McGuire, the Royal Albert was built by W.M. Scott, a consulting engineer who later became chairman of the Winnipeg Water District’s Board of Commissioners.




Year Built Heritage Status Date Material Floors/Square footage
1913 Municipal, 1981 grade III Spanish Colonial Revival Wrought iron balconies, red tile roof, facade partially obscured by restaurant addition 4 storeys/20,072 above grade

Original Use Present Use Address Architect
Hotel-service provider to wholesale trade. Hotel 48 Albert Street E.D. McGuire





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