Last Wednesday a book launch was held for a new publication by Biographies Regina and assorted funding partners that delves into the rich history of Regina’s Warehouse District.
There’s a brief discussion at the end of the book about the transition that has occured in the district in the last 20 years or so as old warehouses that date back to the time of Regina’s incorporation as a city in 1903 were repurposed as retail, residential and entertainment facilities.
But most of the book concerns the architects, businesses, personalities and civic amenities that shaped the district in its formative years. Business activity wasn’t just limited to warehouses and wholesalers, either. Prior to the onset of the Great Depression, the district was also a hub for manufacturing, including a General Motors plant that operated between 1928-30, and produced a few thousand vehicles before closing and later being used to manufacture war materials during WWII.
The book retails for $24.95 and further information can be obtained by calling 585-3957 or emailing [email protected]