Saskatchewan

Four Regina properties one step closer to heritage status

A 1921 Fire Hall and three 1929 Regina properties are one step closer to heritage protected status after getting the thumbs up from a municipal heritage advisory committee.

Three 1929 buildings and fire hall get committee thumbs up

The 1921 Regina Fire Hall is one step closer to heritage status. (Dean Gutheil/CBC)

Four Regina properties have moved one step closer to becoming legally protected heritage properties.

The old Number One Fire Hall, the Weston Bakery building, the Frontenac Apartments, and the Somerset Block on Smith Street got thumbs up for that designation by the city's municipal heritage advisory committee today.

The heritage designation still must be approved by city councillors.

City councillor John Findura says the city needs to respect its history.

"We can't just always put up a bunch of glass houses and all that stuff. We need to recognize the settlers that came 100-150 years ago," Findura said.

A heritage designation makes a property owner eligible for city financial aid to restore the building. 

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