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History of the Somass Hotel, 1896-2013 Part I: The First Fifty Years.

By Glen Mofford. The Somass Hotel has been a fixture on the corner of Argyle and Kingsway streets in Port Alberni since the extension of the hotel was completed in 1908. The original hotel on this site was the called the Armour Hotel, a modest two-story wooden structure opened by Victoria businessmen Chalmer and Armour in 1896 built with finished lumber that arrived on the ship, Mischief from Victoria.



History of the Somass Hotel, 1896-2013 Part I: The First Fifty Years.