Star City, Saskatchewan

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Star City
Town
Motto: "The brightest little city in the west!"
Star City is located in Saskatchewan
Star City
Star City
Location of Star City
Coordinates: 52°52′00″N 104°20′00″W / 52.866667°N 104.333333°W / 52.866667; -104.333333
Country Canada
Province Saskatchewan
Region Saskatchewan
Rural Municipality Star City No. 428, Saskatchewan
Post Office Established 1902-06-01 [1]
Government
 • Type Town Council
 • Mayor Herb Reid
Time zone CST
Postal code S0E 1P0
Area code(s) 306
Website http://www.townofstarcity.com/

Star City is a small town of 500 inhabitants in Saskatchewan, Canada, approximately 120 km (70 mi) southeast of Prince Albert and 18 km (10 mi) east of Melfort. It is a named after its first postmaster, Walter Starkey. The town's economy is based primarily on agriculture. It has numerous services and a small K-12 school.

Demographics[edit]

Historic buildings[edit]

The town has two historic buildings:

  • The Town Office Building was constructed between 1919 and 1920 for the Bank of Commerce; the building currently houses a library.[5]
  • The Star City Echo once a newspaper headquarters, now transformed into a residence.
  • The Brigham Block has recently been removed from main street due to structural integrity concerns. Named after Dr. Brigham, a local physician during the pre-depression era, it has through the years been a home to many businesses such as Haggstroms Grocery, Five Star, (a convenience/ grocery store) auction mart, and pool hall. It is best remembered for its peculiar finish, consisting of concrete mixed with colorful shattered glass.

External links[edit]

  • [1] Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/post-offices/001001-119.01-e.php?&isn_id_nbr=11800&interval=24&&PHPSESSID=v5ea9anmfopjudt435hsugchk6 Federal Archives Postal Database
  2. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". Canada 2011 Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2012-07-08. 
  3. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2009-02-24. 
  4. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012. Retrieved 2011-07-17. 
  5. ^ http://heritageapp.cyr.gov.sk.ca/assets/pdf/503.pdf Saskatchewan Register of Heritage Property Bank of Commerce Building

Coordinates: 52°52′N 104°20′W / 52.867°N 104.333°W / 52.867; -104.333 (Star City, Saskatchewan)