Government of Saskatchewan, T.J. Sinclair, 1991

2305 Victoria Avenue | Regina, SK

Northern Crown Bank

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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The Northern Crown Bank is a provincial heritage building, and the oldest commercial building in Regina's central business district. Any idea when it was built? Check the trivia question to find out!

Constructed in 1906, the Northern Crown bank helped to establish Scarth street as the main financial block in the city. At five stories in height it was one of the largest buildings at the time of construction.

 

The building, designed by Winnipeg architect Blair Northwood, is an example of early twentieth century Canadian banking architecture, in the classical revival style.

The building projects an image of conservatism, stability and wealth, which were elements desired by banking institutions during the period. If you take a look at the stone pediment, you can see a carving of a prairie farm family.

 

This unique, elaborate carving reflects the western Canadian roots of the Winnipeg based Bank.

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.

All audio walking tours are self-guided and include fully narrated commentary.

Tours can be downloaded on WIFI and don't use any mobile date during tour.

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The trivia questions are separate from the commentary and completely optional.

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