The Legislative Building, located in the city of Regina, in the province of Saskatchewan, was built between 1908 and 1912, and still serves today as the seat of the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan.
The building, built by Edward and William Sutherland Maxwell of Montreal, who also supervised construction of the Montreal branch of P. Lyall & Sons and the Central Block of the Parliament Building in Ottawa, was built in the 'Beaux Arts' style. This is the neoclassical architectural style that was taught at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris; a style that borrowed heavily from the Roman architecture in the periods of the emperors between Augustus and the Severan emperors.
The outside of the building was originally supposed to be done up in red brick, but after construction began, the Premiere at the time, Walter Scott, decided that traditional Manitoba Tyndall stone would be much better suited. This decision increased the building cost by $50,000. By the time the building opened in October 1912, the total cost of construction was $1.75 million. The assembly however, had already been meeting in the building - ten months before construction had even been completed.
Legislative Building at night in the City of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III, aperture of f/9.1, exposure time of sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 170mm.
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