Thursday, January 21, 2010

Friday, January 22, Russell Hotel Re-opening

At 11am, on Friday, January 22, the Russell Housing Centre will officially open at 740 Carnarvon Street, New Westminster.

The Russell Hotel was built in 1908 for businessman Elijah J. Fader as a place for travellers, as well as for local social and business occasions. Also known as the College Place Hotel, the Russell has been converted into social housing, with 40 supportive units and 15 shelter beds.

[Photo: The Russell Hotel from a 1912 postcard, from A New Westminster album: glimpses of the city as it was, by Gavin Hainsworth and Katherine Freund-Hainsworth]

2 comments:

elea said...

Is it just me, or is today Friday January 22nd? Not the 23rd? What am i missing?
Cheers,
Emma

J Story said...

Oops! Fixed.