Created By: neighbourhood history group
There's a reason this Arts and Craft-style home has an air of grace to it. The Kirkpatrick Residence, built in 1914, is made from materials originally meant for the Chateau Qu'Appelle Hotel. Where is this hotel, you might ask? If you dug deep, you would find its foundations underneath the Royal Saskatchewan Museum at College Avenue and Albert Street. The Chateau Qu'Appelle was designed as a grand railway hotel for the Grand Trunk Pacific in 1913, but the railway company went bankrupt before its completion. How then did some of the materials end up here? The connection was James Kirkpatrick, the superintendent of Grand Trunk's passenger depot. He obtained some of the hotel's stones and beams to build a home beside Wascana Creek. Today his former home is a bed and breakfast called Creekside Terrace. The building's historic architecture has been well maintained. The Kirkpatrick Residence features solid oak woodwork, wood shingles and fieldstone foundations and chimney. The interior ceiling is beamed with exposed oak and has a unique fieldstone fireplace. Its location includes beautiful shade trees and quick access to a walk in nature along Wascana Creek. The residence is on the City of Regina's heritage holding bylaw list.
This point of interest is part of the tour: Historic Cathedral Village