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Old Posted Mar 5, 2010, 1:29 AM
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Post CRAFTSMAN PARADISE | Regina's Cathedral Neighbourhood


Cathedral Neighbourhood
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Part I: Downtown • Part II: Cathedral Neighbourhood • Part III: Warehouse District, Regina East

This beautiful early 20th Century neighbourhood is just west of Downtown Regina. The neighbourhood consists mainly of colourful
craftsman homes along quiet streets lined with elm trees. Craftsman homes are simple and functional and aim to complement their
natural surroundings, often incorporating local materials. Despite their simplicity, craftsman homes suffer no lack of style
and elegance. Regina's formative period coincided with the height of the craftsman style's popularity as the city grew from less
than 3,000 in 1900 to over 50,000 by 1930. Along with several variations of the bungalow, craftsman elements can be found on
many of Regina's older houses.

Many of these homes have been beautifully restored as the neighbourhood underwent gentrification beginning in the 1970s.




















































































































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Old Posted Mar 5, 2010, 1:52 AM
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great pics....

i currently reside in cathedral. great area of the city. i'm looking forward to pt 3 of your Regina photos!!!!
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Fantastic shots to say the least!
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Great pics, you caught part of my house in one of them.
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Nice pictures! Yes, this looks less like Ontario. It's a pretty cool neighborhood. It reminds me of some streetcar suburbs around here, which makes sense given the time period.
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Nice! Looks very similar to most of Winnipeg, unsurprisingly, although maybe a little more purely "craftsman" in style than Winnipeg, especially the apparent prevalence of the multipaned upper parts of windows.
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I bought a house in Cathedral about 18 months ago and I love it. That back alley pic you took is the back alley right beside by house. It's a great area to be in, easy walking distance to downtown, the 13th avenue shopping district always has cool stuff & fresh produce, and the taxes & house prices a much lower than if you lived in Lakeview.

Thanks for taking those flar!
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Surprisingly beautifyl!
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Old Posted Mar 7, 2010, 12:31 AM
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Nice pictures! Yes, this looks less like Ontario. It's a pretty cool neighborhood. It reminds me of some streetcar suburbs around here, which makes sense given the time period.
Craftsman houses are very common all over North America, but this neighbourhood seems very distinctive to me. The craftsman homes in Ontario often aren't as detailed and true to form as these ones in Regina. This neighbourhood is very uniform too, whereas many craftsman houses in Ontario are mixed in with other styles, or with very plain houses that don't really adhere to any particular style. Of course, there are no elm trees in Ontario either, which really add to this neighbourhood's character.

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nice... i like craftsman homes
thanks for sharing
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Very Western Canadian. This seems to be the typical Western Canadian old residential neighbourhood architecture. I'm glad to see your take on it, it looks quite charming with the winter snow.
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Delightful neighborhood. I like the colors on these two, the green in particular.
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Very nice neighbourhood. I'll bet it's beautiful in summer.
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Very nice neighbourhood. I'll bet it's beautiful in summer.
http://reginainpictures.blogspot.com/search?q=cathedral

This is a link to Migs' photo blog. Some more pictures of Cathedral. I just noticed he doesn't have any pictures of the houses, though! Maybe if we all ask nicely he'll take some summer pictures of the homes in the area. The snow is beginning to melt and spring is just around the corner...
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Looks like Buffalo.
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Very nice!
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Looks like Buffalo.
Hmmm, I didn't get that impression at all. I don't think I've ever seen a house coated in stucco in Buffalo before, of which many in this neighborhood apparently are.

For anyone familiar with Delaware, this neighborhood makes me think of a blue-collar, "regular city neighborhood" version of Adren, which is like a woodsy, gay-nineties hippie/early 20th century counter-culture, artist town.
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Hmmm, I didn't get that impression at all. I don't think I've ever seen a house coated in stucco in Buffalo before, of which many in this neighborhood apparently are.

For anyone familiar with Delaware, this neighborhood makes me think of a blue-collar, "regular city neighborhood" version of Adren, which is like a woodsy, gay-nineties hippie/early 20th century counter-culture, artist town.
Which is pretty much what it is!
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Overall I think this neighbourhood has a Western feel, although you will see similar wood-frame designs all over the place including Buffalo and Detroit. Stucco is everywhere in the Canadian Prairies.
These ones remind me of Buffalo more than the smaller ones:
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Great thread

Reminds me of a few neighbourhoods in Winnipeg.
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