2305 Cornwall Street
Links and documents
1907/01/01 to 1907/12/31
Listed on the Canadian Register:
Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
2305 Cornwall Street is a Municipal Heritage Property located on the corner of 15th Avenue and Cornwall Street in Regina's Transition Area. The property features a 2½-storey, Classical Revival house constructed in 1907.
The heritage value of 2305 Cornwall Street lies in its association with the development of Regina’s Transition area. Constructed in 1907, Herman K. Gollnick had the home built as a wedding present for his wife. This wood-frame, 2½-storey house typifies many of the upper class homes that were built in the Transition Area prior to 1914. The house has been owned and occupied by the Gollnick family since its construction. As one of the oldest residences in Regina, this home is a landmark in the community.
The heritage value of 2305 Cornwall Street also lies in its Classical Revival architecture, which was popular throughout North America in the early 1900s. This house is the only known residence in Regina to be designed by prominent local architect W. W. Hilton. Classical elements appear in the distinctive wrap-around veranda with paired columns and spindle balustrade, pediment over the front entrance, decorative entablature, and hip-roof with gable dormers with Palladian windows. Based upon the classical forms of ancient Rome and Greece, the architectural style gives this property with a sense of stability and grandeur.
The City of Regina Bylaw No. 7519.
The heritage value of 2305 Cornwall Street resides in the following character-defining elements:
-those elements of the property that reflect its status as one of Regina’s oldest residences, including its location on its original site;
-those elements of the property that reflect its Classical Revival style architecture, including the veranda, paired columns, spindle balustrade, pediment, entablature, and hip-roof with dormers with Palladian windows;
-those elements of the property that reflect its contribution to the streetscape within the Transition area, including its wood-frame, Classical Revival-style architecture, and 2½-storey design.
Local Governments (SK)
Heritage Property Act, s. 11(1)(a)
Municipal Heritage Property
Theme - Category and Type
- Peopling the Land
Function - Category and Type
- Single Dwelling
Architect / Designer
Hilton, William W.
McGregor, A. W.
Location of Supporting Documentation
Department of Culture, Youth and Recreation
Heritage Resources Branch
1919 Saskatchewan Drive, Regina
File: MHP 403
Cross-Reference to Collection