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willoughby and duncan building

Government of Saskatchewan, Bruce Dawson, 2005.

willoughby and duncan building regina wa
1839 Scarth Street | Regina, SK

Willoughby & Duncan 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

The Willoughby & Duncan building is a municipal heritage property comprised of four commercial lots. The building was constructed in 1909, and fronts on to the east side of the Frederick W. Hill mall.


It remains in the commercial core of the city, an area which features the largest concentration of early commercial architecture in the downtown Regina area.

The Willoughby & Duncan building is also associated with Charles Willoughby, William Duncan and doctor Francis McGill.

Willoughby and Duncan were successful businessmen. The pair had the building constructed in 1909 and maintained an office there for their contracting firm until 1922.


Dr Frances McGill with a noted pathologist and bacteriologist, director of the provincial laboratory for 20 years and the first woman to be recognized as a member of the royal Canadian Mounted Police.

She resided in a second floor apartment, number 206 to be exact, from 1918 to 1930. Let's just say whoever lives there now has some big shoes to fill, theoretically speaking of course, they might actually be quite small.

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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