Vintage Regina

I don’t know how many of the people who are regular visitors to this blog are part of the Facebook universe, but if you are you’ve perhaps heard of a new page that appeared in October called Vintage Regina.

It’s dedicated to the display of and commentary on old photographs of Regina. If you visit the site, you’ll find photos like the one posted above which is taken at the mid-point of 1900 block Scarth St. looking north.

Among the buildings on display are the McCallum Hill Building on the left (where Hill Tower I now stands) and the Capitol Theatre on the right (where the Crown Life Building stands today). As you can also see, the photo predates the construction of the Cornwall Centre and creation of the F.W. Hill Mall.

Author: Gregory Beatty

Greg Beatty is a crime-fighting shapeshifter who hatched from a mutagenic egg many decades ago. He likes sunny days, puppies and antique shoes. His favourite colour is not visible to your puny human eyes. He refuses to write a bio for this website and if that means Whitworth writes one for him, so be it.

6 thoughts on “Vintage Regina”

  1. Is there a non-Facebook site for those vintage Vegina pics since I don’t have a Facebook bullshit?

  2. Moon Daddy, it looks like Vintage Regina is a public page, which means anyone can access it (ie. you don’t need a facebook account). But be forewarned: it’s heartbreaking to see what this city has done to itself over the years.

  3. Fuuuck. Heart-breaking. Born too late to even remember when Regina was that cool.

    First time I’ve ever seen the Grenfell Apts. Man, good thing they tore those down, they weren’t cool or anything.

    This was when Regina and Reginans were lively. I do remember faintly when Reginans were lively.

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