Ross Herrington, 2006.

1801 Scarth St | Regina, SK

Globe Theatre & Old Post Office

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

Welcome to the old post office. This building is one of the oldest remaining structures in the downtown area. The original Northern section was designed in 1909 under David Ewart, chief architect for the dominion of Canada.

The smaller Southern addition, constructed in 1931, was designed to blend seamlessly with the original building. So what do you think? Can you see any difference?

Originally designed to house the post office and the customs and inland revenue department, the building also served as the provincial legislature prior to the completion of the legislative building in Wascana center in 1912.

 

In 1928, when the R. C. M. P. assumed responsibility for policing Saskatchewan, the building accommodated the district headquarters of the R. C. M. P. The post office, RCMP and other federal government offices occupied the premises off and on until 1962.

 

The building was purchased by the city and used as the city hall until 1976, when the main level was converted to a commercial mall. The Globe Theatre and planes historical museum are located on the upper floors.

The building remains a prominent community landmark and integral part of the Frederick W. Hill mall, and is an important visual component of one of the most intact regional streets in the city.

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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