Edmonton

Gene Dub on the rebirth of the Alberta Hotel

Architect Gene Dub talks about his quest to reconstruct the Alberta Hotel - one of the first permanent structures in Edmonton before it was torn down and stored away

Rebirth of the Alberta Hotel

Edmonton

8 years ago
2:26
One of the first permanent structures in Edmonton, torn down and stored away - architect Gene Dub on his quest to reconstruct the Alberta Hotel and restoring downtown's history. 2:26

It was one of the first permanent structures in Edmonton, offering luxuries not often seen at the turn of the century. Built with the intention of standing forever, the Alberta Hotel was instead demolished and parts of it stored away for decades.

Now, under the guidance of architect Gene Dub, the hotel stands again, though in a slightly different spot. The CBC's Adrienne Pan speaks with Dub about his quest to reconstruct the Alberta Hotel and his thoughts on rediscovering Edmonton's lost history.

 

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