Canada Building (Saskatoon)

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Canada Building
Canada-Building.jpg
Canada Building
General information
Location 105 21st Street East
Town or city Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Country Canada
Completed 1913
Client Allan Bowerman
Technical details
Floor count 8

The Canada Building (built in 1913) is a historic eight story office block in the Central Business District, of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. The building is 35.05 m (115.0 ft) in height featuring red granite facing on the base, with terra cotta details on the lower two floors and cornice near the roof.[1] The office building features large bison heads flanking the main doorway.

Believed to have been sealed off in 1968, the basement area connects to an abandoned underground tunnel on 21st street; worker uncovered the tunnels behind a cinder block wall in 2009; the now covered glass block sidewalk acted as a skylight into the underground area. [2]

The office building was built by Allan Bowerman.[3] Allan Bowerman, was a graduate from Kingston Military College, first postmaster in Saskatoon on the west side of the river, and member of Saskatoon’s first town council (1903 – 1905). [4] Bowerman was also responsible for the development of the Bowerman House. [5]

Canada Building in 1940, behind recently built CNR station (demolished in the 1960s)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Canada Building". emporis.com. Retrieved 2011-02-27. 
  2. ^ "Safety worry down below -City's historic below sidewalk rooms to receive safety inspection". The StarPhoenix postmedia. Retrieved 2011-03-18. 
  3. ^ "Meewasin Trail & Facilities". Meewasin Valley Authority. Retrieved 2011-02-20. 
  4. ^ "Bowerman House". Saskatoon Heritage Society. Retrieved 2011-02-20. 
  5. ^ "Bowerman House". Canada's Historic Places; a Federal, Provincial and Territorial Collaboration. Retrieved 2011-02-20. 

Coordinates: 52°7′37″N 106°39′56″W / 52.12694°N 106.66556°W / 52.12694; -106.66556

Preceded by
Tallest Building in Saskatoon
1913-1932
35.05 m
Succeeded by
Delta Bessborough