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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.

Alexander, Richard Henry

  • Person
  • 1844-1915

Richard Henry Alexander (1844-1915) was Manager of Hastings Mill and a public official in the Vancouver area.
He was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, and emigrated to Toronto with his parents. In 1862 he travelled to the Fraser River gold fields. After arriving in New Westminster he was involved in various occupation until he took charge of the Hastings Mill Store in 1870. He soon became accountant for the mill, and then was made the manager of the mill upon the death of Captain Raymur. He also served as a Justice of the Peace, and as a member of the School Board of Granville, Burrard Inlet, and was involved with numerous other public bodies.

Alexander, Robert S.

  • Person
  • 1916-1974

Robert Samuel Alexander was born on August 16, 1916 to Arthur Forbes Alexander and Agnes Boyd in Vancouver, B.C. Robert was an artist and made his living as a painter. He died on April 21, 1974 at 57 years of age.

Alexandra Neighbourhood House

  • Person

In 1892 the Women's Christian Temperance Union opened a home for motherless children in Vancouver. The organization was incorporated as "The Alexandra Non-Sectarian Orphanage and Home for Children" and moved to Alexandra House in Kitsilano. The orphanage was closed in 1938 and the building became Vancouver's first neighbourhood house offering a variety of recreational and social services activities for the Kitsilano area. In 1944, the Alexandra Non-Sectarian Orphanage was re-incorporated as Alexandra Community Activities to include Alexandra House, Gordon House, and Alexandra Fresh Air Camp. With the establishment of the Community Chest and Councils of the Greater Vancouver Area in 1944, these agencies became members. In 1955, the Joint Family Services Project was initiated from Alexandra House and Gordon House. In 1966, Alexandra Community Activities was reorganized as the Alexandra Neighbourhood Services Association, which then became Neighbourhood Services Association of Greater Vancouver in 1969. In the summer of 1971 and 1972 Alexandra House was used as a hostel for travelling youth. Shortly thereafter, Alexandra House was destroyed in a fire.

Alexcee, Frederick

  • Person
  • 1857-1944

Frederick Alexcee was a Tsimshian artist who resided in Port Simpson, B.C.

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