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Date Range
2007
Description Level
Fonds
Accession No.
20071019
Physical Description
Over 400 digital photographs
Date Range
2007
Description Level
Fonds
Creator
Geoge Kuhl
Physical Description
Over 400 digital photographs
History / Biographical
The donor, a Senior Planner with the City of Lethbridge, oversaw the demolition of the Bridge Inn. He took these photographs on the day of the demolition. Mr. Kuhl is also the Project Manager for the Heart of Our City master plan for Lethbridge's downtown core. The Bridge Inn was originally opened as the Queen's Hotel at what would become 316 1 Avenue South, in 1898. It replaced a building known as Roberge Hall, also called Alphonse's Hall, that stood on the same site from about 1885 or 1886. In 1902 T. Rooney bought the hotel and changes its name to the Arlington Hotel. A new mahogney bar was added, accented by carved oak around a central panel of plate glass. In 1904 a 30 foot x 40 foot frame addition with iron siding was built, and in 1910 the entire building was replaced by a three storey brick structure. An adjoining older building was acquired and renovated, bringing the capacity of the Arlington Hotel to 117 rooms. It was the largest hotel in the city. Much later the Arlington was remodelled and renamed the Plainsmen Hotel. Finally, in 1976 the hotel was given the name Bridge Inn. It's condition deteriorated over the years. The City of Lethbridge evenutally bought the hotel and tried to interest prospective buyers in it. When that failed, the building was demolished on 24 May 2007. Source: Dogertom, Irma. Where Was It? A Guide To Early Lethbridge Buildings (Lethbridge Historical Society, 2001)
Accession No.
20071019
Collection
Archive
Less detail
Date Range
1937-1989
Description Level
Fonds
Accession No.
20171124
Physical Description
0.30 m of textual records; over 400 photographs
Scope and Content
001: Photographs on two poster papers (5 lake photos and 10 military photos) oversized 002: 32 photographs from Reed Ainscough- military, South Alberta Light Horse, Cadets 003: Reed and Chris Ainscough- Newspaper cutouts, wartime money, correspondence, railway tickets, 10 photographs, notebooks, ph…
Date Range
1937-1989
Description Level
Fonds
Creator
Ainscough family
Physical Description
0.30 m of textual records; over 400 photographs
History / Biographical
History/Biographical: William T. Ainscough (Born 1854,) and his wife Margaret moved to Alberta in 1899 with their six children from Utah. They had a total of 15 children, 9 lived to adulthood; Mary Elizabeth (md. Ernest Quinton), Ada Ann (md. Alfred Mandel), William George (md. Zina Peterson), Elmer Earl (md. Evelyn May Bradbury), Lewis Franklin (md. Leah Hanson), Charles Owen (md. Marguerite Dalley), Lillian Hortense (md. 1. William Canning 2. Dave Munson), Scott Thomas (Died 10 years old from raptures appendix), and Stanley Russell (md. Leona Stoddard.) William George Ainscough (Born May 15, 1885,) served in WW1 as Captain with 13th Canadian Mountain Rifles. After the war, he worked as a general road foreman in Southern Alberta. He married Zina Peterson and had five children; Rex William (Born August 3, 1912 and Died November 12, 1925), Hugh Scott (md. Violet Lutz), Reed Wilson (md. Buck Craig), George Alan (md. Jean Suffern), Grant Lee (md. Jacqueline Cross). Reed W. Ainscough (Born June 2, 1918,) son of William George Ainscough and Zina Peterson, joined the 93rd Field Battery in 1940. His battery served in Normandy and in North West Europe. (In July 1942 he took a leave to marry Buck Craig.) After the war he returned to Fort Macleod and took command of the 93rd Field Battery. He also commanded the Fort Macleod Cadet Corps and formed three other Cadet Corps – Pincher Creek, St. Pauls, and St. Marys Corps on the Blood Reserve. Reed was very active within the community. He was awarded the Fort Macleod “Citizen of the Year” award in 1958. In June 1959 he moved to Medicine Hat as District Manager of Canada Life. He became Commanding Officer of the South Alberta Light Horse from 1964 to 1968. In 1969, he moved back to Lethbridge as Manager of the Canada Life Office. Reed was also very active in the Alberta Heart Foundation in 1964, joined the Provincial Board in 1970, and served as Provincial President in 1981 and 1982. When Lethbridge hosted the 1975 Canada Winter Games he served as Chairman of the Ceremonies Committee. Reed was appointed to the Senate of the University of Lethbridge from 1981-1987 and served in the Board of Governors for two years. Reed and Buck had two sons Craig and Chris. (For more information on the Ainscough Family see file 2016.1070/019)
Language
English
Scope and Content
001: Photographs on two poster papers (5 lake photos and 10 military photos) oversized 002: 32 photographs from Reed Ainscough- military, South Alberta Light Horse, Cadets 003: Reed and Chris Ainscough- Newspaper cutouts, wartime money, correspondence, railway tickets, 10 photographs, notebooks, photocopy of notebooks 004: 1940 Notebook military Reed Ainscough 005: Photo album 163 photos 006: Photo album 152 photos 007: Photo album 89 photos 008: 93rd Field Battery Reunion 1989- member list, minutes, correspondence, program, newspaper cutouts and photocopies, 85 photographs
Accession No.
20171124
Collection
Archive
Less detail