Government of Saskatchewan, Bruce Dawson, 2004

Sherwood Department Store | 206 Albert Street, Regina

Sherwood Department Store

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

This building was home to the Sherwood department store. Built in 1913, the three story building is the only pre World War 1 department store remaining in the city. the Sherwood department store was also the most expensive building constructed in the city prior to 1920.

Designed by the prominent Montreal architectural firm Brown and Vallance, the Sherwood department store was touted as the finest building west of Winnipeg. Reflecting pre-war optimism, the building was designed to accommodate additional floors which were never completed.

The building was also the first permanent head office for the Saskatchewan wheat pool, formed in 1924. The Saskatchewan Wheat pool was a cooperative corporation established by provincial farmers to market wheat and other grain crops.

The building provided the wheat pool with a prominent office location from which it could coordinate its provincial grain handling operations and international marketing efforts. Still used today as part of the corporate head office complex, the building remains a symbol of the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool.

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