City of Regina Archives Photograph Collection, CORA-RPL-A-747

Title: Sherwood Department Store
Date: 1913
Retrieval Number: CORA-RPL-A-747
Extent: 1 B&W postcard; .5 cm x 14 cm
Scope and Content Note: Sherwood Department Store, now the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool Building .
Access Restrictions: None
Photographer: Unknown
Parent fonds/collection: RPL Photograph Collection
Historical Note: One of Regina 's most unique buildings is the old Sherwood Department Store, now the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool building. The building features gargoyles - one of the few city buildings to have such a feature. The original design was by the Montreal firm of David Brown and Hugh Vallance. The building served as the Sherwood Department Store until 1916, when the Regina Trading Company bought it. The building served a variety of purposes after that before being purchased by the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool in 1926. Renovations were undertaken; eventually the top two floors were used by the Pool while the bottom floor served a number of functions, including a time as a miniature indoor golf course! After World War II the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool took over the bottom floor as well. A west wing was added in 1967 and was expanded in 1981. The original building, which features Atlantic terra cotta as well as gargoyles, is now a Provincial Heritage property.


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