The Courtyard Marriot in Saskatoon. One of Saskatoon’s three newest hotels in the Airport Business Area.
A couple of months ago I was driving around in Exhibition killing some time with Mark and Oliver when we drove by this building.
Wikipedia had no entry on it, neither had Wikimapia.
Twitter had some opinions on it and Ward 7 Councillor Mairin Loewen suggested it was an old curling rink but it had been used by the Seventh Day Adventists during the early years of Saskatoon for camp meetings.
I was pretty sure it was the Exhibition Curling Rink as it has a large entrance on the side that would be perfect to get ice making equipment in and out.
Last week I was reading something on the history of sport and sure enough it referenced the Exhibition Curling Rink but made it clear it was on the Exhibition grounds. After spending a lot of time looking around tonight, I did find out that this was part of an Seventh Day Adventist Church camp and was the revival hall.
Except there is one problem with this photo. The orientation of the building is now North – South. As you can see in this photo, the building is sitting with a West – East orientation. The simplest explanation is that the building was moved a couple of blocks to its current location.
That would be too simple. If you look at the building, it has a curved roof while the current one has a peaked roof yet has the same front facade. I am assuming that when it was moved, the roof either either damaged or it was renovated later.
Anyone have any clues or ideas?
Queen Elizabeth School was designed by local architect Frank J. Martin. It was built in 1953 and opened in September 1954.
Built 1930. The McGavin’s Bakery building was designed by architect: David Webster. The rooftop sign had said, “Don’t say bread say McGavin’s” until Earls moved into the building.
Landy Block at 625 Avenue H South. Address first appears in 1913 city directory as the South West Meat Market with Burt Landy listed as proprietor.
Also called Westside Butcher Store, it featured in a report in the Daily Star of December 5, 1913 of a court case over charges that chickens kept in the basement contributed to unsanitary conditions.
The Sheraton Cavalier is an 8 story hotel built in 1960. Attached to the Sheraton is the James Hotel, formerly the Cavalier Tower apartment building which was converted into a boutique hotel in 2011.
This former provincial land titles office was built in 1909 and was designed by Storey and Van Egmond. The design was meant to convey “strength, permanency and good order”. The building was sympathetically renovated in 1994 as legal offices and is provincially designated heritage site.