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September 27, 2013

"Any rumor that steel for the Lord Elgin Hotel will not be available until after the war is FALSE"

Lots of history posts on our blog this week!  Here's an old newspaper ad from the Ottawa Journal on December 2, 1940. Hat tip to Christopher Ryan for digging this up!

CITIZENS OF OTTAWA TAKE NOTE: Any rumor that steel for the Lord Elgin Hotel will not be available until after the war is FALSE.  Delivery is GUARANTEED in 4 WEEKS.  The hotel will be built under GOVERNMENT SUPERVISION which will GUARANTEE a substatial building and will be a credit to the Capital City.
Signed, The Ford Hotel Co., of Ottawa, Ltd. J.C. UDD, President.

And here's what happened to the dirt that they excavated in order to build the hotel:



See also: Ottawa History Guide
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