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Akrigg, George Philip Vernon

  • Person
  • Aug. 13, 1913-Feb. 8, 2001

Born in Calgary, Akrigg was a professor at UBC and wrote popular history books with his wife, Helen (Manning) Akrigg.

Akrigg, Helen Brown

  • Person
  • Jun. 21, 1921-Jul. 15, 2008

Born in Prince Rupert as Helen Manning, daughter of politician Ernest Manning, Akrigg earned both a BA and an MA from UBC. She wrote popular history books with her husband, George Philip Akrigg.

Alcazar Hotel

  • Corporate body

The Alcazar Hotel, at the corner of Dunsmuir and Homer, opened in 1913. William Stanford Wainwright managed it from 1913 until his death in 1943. After his death, it was managed by Iris Violet Wainwright, his widow. In 1947, the hotel was purchased by Mrs. Wainwright and her two sons, W. F. Wainwright and P.R. Wainwright. The hotel was demolished in 1982.

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