The SaskPower Building is a fourteen-storey office building located at 2025 Victoria Avenue in Regina, Saskatchewan. Designed by architect Joseph Pettick (1924-2010) and completed in 1963, it is Regina's best example of modern architecture. At the time of its completion it was the tallest building in Regina, and would remain so until 1967 when the Avord Tower surpassed it at sixteen stories. The Saskatchewan Power Building is an early example of the turn away from Internationalism towards Post Modernism. The Saskatchewan Power Building is also one of the first examples of a new Canadian prairie style of architecture, which would be further developed over the next two decades by architects such as Douglas Cardinal and Peter Hemingway. Pettick chose to colour the building a light tan, similar to that of a prairie field. From above, the curvature of the building can also be seen as symbolic of wind-blown wheat.
Bottom two photos show the 120 year old one-ton clock, purchased by Hotel Saskatchewan owner Niel Meili from Hanks Architectural Antiques in Texas, the clock originally topped the Army Navy store in Westminster, England, until it was torn down in 1973. (The Army Navy initials AN can be seen in attached photo at bottom of clock case) On October 1, 1983 the Clock was raised at the Scarth Street door of the Hotel Saskatchewan. The big clock was moved to its new location, at the Hotel Saskatchewan, as seen in photos, to the northeast corner of the hotel property on Oct. 6, 1992. Sources: Wikipedia, Regina's Secret Spaces: Love and Lore of Local Geography. Edited by Lorne Beug, Anne Campbell, and Jeannie Mah. Regina: Canadian Plains Research Centre, 2006 & http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/regina/Photos+Hotel+Saskatchewan+over+years/9525215/story.html #travel #wanderlust #globalgypsy #details #godisinthedetails #vacation #wandering #traveladdict #traveladdiction #worldtraveladdict #photoart #awesome #adventurist #reginask #architecture #modernarchitecture #hotelsaskatchewan #seeyqr #SaskPowerBuilding #SaskPower #art #PostModernism #FotoQuartet #clock #fountain # #Regina #Saskatchewan #Canada #YQR #exploreSASK