Public Archives of Canada Photo, PA 124656, 1936

1975 Scarth Street | Regina, SK

Government of Canada Federal Building

A point of interest on the Historical Downtown Regina Audio Walking Tour, available on the Tripvia Tours App for Android & iPhone.

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Audio Transcript

Set on the corner of Victoria and Scarth, the distinctive federal building is, as you can see, prominently situated opposite Victoria Park. The federal building was erected on a geographically prominent and historically noteworthy corner site. Flagged by the provincial court house to the east, and facing Victoria park, it joined a number of other architecturally prestigious, or civically important buildings.

It was part of a nationwide depression era program designed to create employment, and improve and consolidate the accommodation of federal government services. The federal courtroom inside housed the trial and sentencing of a historically important person. Who do you think it was? You'll find the answer in the trivia question on your device.

In 1962, the federal building was overshadowed by the construction of the 14 story tall Saskatchewan Power building, directly across Victoria Avenue to the south. In the mid 1960's it was boxed in from the East by a high rise office tower.

As a result, the Regina federal building today is much less visually prominent than it was upon its completion. It remains however a widely identified hallmark of the government of Canada's presence.

Historical Downtown Tour

This POI is featured on the Regina Historical Downtown Audio Walking Tour, part of the Tripvia Tours mobile app available for Android & Apple.

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