FROST FESTIVAL LECTURE: FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT IN WINTER
FEBRUARY 11 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
February 11th Saturday @ 1:00PM
FROST Downtown Hub: 12th Ave., The Big White Tent
Frank Lloyd Wright is considered the greatest American architect of all time. His concepts changed the way we live and build. The cold Wisconsin winters and the flat landscape of the American Midwest impacted his design philosophy and the many buildings he designed. Join lecturer John Robinson as he tells the history of a brilliant architectural career through stories, drawings, and photos.
Burns Hanley Update
Heritage Regina does not support the request for demolition and feels it undermines the intention of the Municipal Heritage Conservation District in which the Burns Hanley is located.
The Burns Hanley Building is in a designated Heritage District which obligates the owner to care for the building. Heritage Regina contends that they have failed to do so due to future plans for redevelopment that have yet to be reviewed or approved. Heritage Regina is concerned that the interim plan still includes demolition with only a promise to build back a part of the facade sometime in the future. Their “conservation” proposal for this site does not fit with standards and guidelines and there are no municipal mechanisms to ensure reconstruction of the facade in the future.
In the end, Regina City Council did approve the request for demolition of the site with a promise from Harvard to store building materials and build back sometime in the future. Time will only tell.
Catalogue Homes: “Kit Homes’ that Built the Prairies – Online Lecture
Join Heritage Regina board member John Robinson for an online lecture that takes us back to a time when mail-order homes were shipped thousands of miles by rail to the Prairies and assembled by local labour.
Community Character (Lakeview & Cathedral)
Specifically targeted to residents of Lakeview and Cathedral, the aim of the City of Regina’s Community Character project is to clarify the goals of character conservation in these neighbourhoods and develop potential regulatory tools that may help maintain it into the future.
Several virtual workshops have been held with residents over the past two months. Visit the Community Character page on Be Heard Regina to review learning resources and updates on the project.
Conservation Program Review
Donald Luxton & Associates completed a review of the City of Regina’s Heritage Building Rehabilitation Program and identified opportunities to encourage conservation, support neighbourhood character and promote greater public appreciation of heritage properties.
Visit Be Heard Regina to read the recommendations in the consultant’s report, results of the Heritage Conservation Survey from December and related information.