Links and documents
1928/01/01 to 1928/12/31
Listed on the Canadian Register:
Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
The Kenora Apartments is a Municipal Heritage Property located on one civic lot at 2601 14th Avenue in the City of Regina. The property features a four-storey building faced with variegated dark-brown brick, which was completed in 1928.
The heritage value of the Kenora Apartments resides in its uncommon architectural style, which combines Tudor and Gothic Revival features. Some of these features include a semicircular arch entrance, cat-slide roof, decorated bargeboard, shingles cut to imitate medieval thatching, and stucco and half-timbering on the upper level. Designed for Dr. W.A. Henderson of Kenora, Ontario, the Kenora Apartments represents one of the finest examples of apartment building design by the prominent Regina architectural firm of Van Egmond and Storey.
The heritage value of the Kenora Apartments also resides in its contribution to the group of apartment blocks constructed along 14th Avenue between 1927 and 1928. The Kenora Apartments as well as the Chateau Apartments, Linden Manor, and Mayfair Apartments, provided higher density residential accommodation to middle and high income clientele. These blocks comprise the most intact collection of elegant residential blocks constructed in Regina during a period of economic prosperity, optimism and rapid population growth. The Kenora Apartments also forms an integral part of the 14th Avenue streetscape west of Albert Street, which includes First Presbyterian Church and the Mayfair Apartments.
City of Regina Bylaw No.7768.
The heritage value of the Kenora Apartments lies in the following character-defining elements:
-those elements which reflect the Gothic Revival style, such as crenellated towers, metal plaques of heraldic knights, steeply pitched and irregular roofline, pyramidal roof surmounted by a weather vane in a nautical theme; and decorated parapets;
-those elements which reflect the Tudor Revival style, such as stucco and false half-timbering, shingles cut to imitate medieval thatching, bargeboard on gable ends, and elaborate chimneys;
-those decorative elements which define the main entrance, such as cat-slide roof, semicircular rowlock arch supported by Tyndall Stone columns, and carved Tyndall Stone keystone and building sign;
-those elements which are typical of late-1920s Regina apartment block architecture, such as brick façade, regular placement of windows, layout and massing;
-the location of the building on 14th Avenue.
Local Governments (SK)
Heritage Property Act, s. 11(1)(a)
Municipal Heritage Property
Theme - Category and Type
Function - Category and Type
- Multiple Dwelling
Architect / Designer
Van Egmond and Storey
Poole Construction Co. Ltd.
Location of Supporting Documentation
Department of Culture, Youth and Recreation
Heritage Resources Branch
1919 Saskatchewan Drive Regina, SK
File: MHP 672
Cross-Reference to Collection