Quickie: Lord Elgin Hotel (1941)

The Lord Elgin, lookin' good at 75. Image: Google Maps.
The Lord Elgin, lookin’ good at 75. Image: Google Maps.

Recently, the Lord Elgin Hotel celebrated its 75th anniversary. The wartime hotel on federally-owned land couldn’t have been constructed at a better time for a capital that was about to undergo a dramatic transformation. I was recently thumbing through the pages of some back issues of the RAIC Journal for an unrelated project and came across the following from the December 1941 edition.