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Mariaggi Hotel (The Albert Block)

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The Albert Block was originally constructed as the Alexander Apartment House in 1901 as a real estate investment for J. S. Tupper, W. J. Tupper and Walter Sacklling. In 1903, Frank Mariaggi, who had come west with the Red River Expedition in 1871, converted the block into a luxurious European-style hotel.

The hotel contained 40 suites with brass beds, private baths, electric lights, leather chairs, oriental carpets and telephone communications with points around the city. Additional amenities included a Turkish bath and an oyster bar. The hotel was said to be so luxurious that it had no equal in Manitoba.


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Year Built Heritage Status Date Material Floors/Square footage
1901 Municipal, 1984, grade II Solid brick veneered with red pressed brick, ornamented with buff stone trimming, brick quoins. 3 storeys/32,356 total floor area

Original Use Present Use Address Architect
Hotel and Retail Hotel and Retail 227-237 McDermot Avenue

Fremont Oroff





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