News Release - February 16, 1998
TWO HISTORIC SITES DESIGNATED AS PROVINCE CELEBRATES HERITAGE DAY
Municipal Government Minister Carol Teichrob today announced the
proclamation of February 16, 1998, as Heritage Day in Saskatchewan and
designated Regina's Union Station and the Claybank Brick Plant as
provincial heritage property.
Provincial heritage property designation ensures protection of a
building's architectural and historic character.
"As a landmark, Union Station symbolizes the crucial role played by
the railroad in the development of Saskatchewan," Teichrob said. "The
building is unique for its scale, elaboration and design among railway
stations in this province and as such is a monumental example of
public architecture. With its transformation into Casino Regina, its
historical value is unimpaired because the principal features of Union
Station have been preserved in the restoration.
"The Claybank Brick Plant, built in 1914 at Claybank, was a successful
Saskatchewan-based small industry, specializing in the production of
refractory brick. After almost 75 years of continuous operation,
providing face brick used for some of Saskatchewan's most prominent
buildings, it ceased operation in 1989. Although some modernization
of the plant has occurred over time, most of the brick plant still
demonstrates the effective use of efficient 19th century brick
manufacturing technology throughout most of the 20th century."
The Claybank Brick Plant was recognized as a site of national
historic significance in 1997 by the National Historic Sites and
Heritage Day is celebrated nationally on the third Monday of
February to recognize the value of heritage resources.
"Saskatchewan's heritage resources have great intrinsic worth to
the people of the province," Teichrob said. "It is through our
heritage that we find images and emblems which identify
Saskatchewan to people across Canada and around the world."
For more information, contact:
Patrick Hall, Communications
Phone: (306) 787-0689