Marie Elliott: “The Dragon of the St. George Hotel
Sunday, 18 March, 2012
2pm – 4pm
Friends of The BC Archives Present: Marie Elliott: “The Dragon of the St. George Hotel
Celebrating Victoria’s 150th anniversary, historian Marie Elliott and architectural historian, Martin Segger, will give an illustrated lecture about the most elegant accommodation in the city during the gold rush years; the architect, John Wright; and first owners, Louis and Fanny Bendixen. Judge Matthew Baillie Begbie stayed here as did Governor Arthur Kennedy and famous English travellers Dr. Walter B. Cheadle and Viscount Milton.
Former editor of B.C. History, Marie Elliott has written numerous articles and a book detailing the early years of the Cariboo gold rush, Gold and Grand Dreams. Martin Segger and Douglas Franklin published a comprehensive study of Victoria’s buildings, Exploring Victoria’s Architecture.
For more information about this event contact Ron Greene, Treasurer of the Friends of the B.C. Archives, 250-598-1835.
There is a $5.00 charge for the general public, payable at the door. No charge for members of the Friends of the B.C. Archives.