Monday, January 30, 2012
Modelling Saskatchewan's Built Heritage by ahsk.ca
Thanks to volunteers in Saskatchewan and from as far away as Ontario, Newfoundland and Australia, several hundred heritage buildings now appear on Google Earth. Modelling Project coordinator, Gregg Babish, email@example.com hopes that other people will consider learning to model and post buildings. It is not difficult to do. The Society supports this project because it represents another way in which our province's built heritage can be demonstrated and preserved. That's our job. There were over 3,000 grain elevators in Saskatchewan in 1930. By 2004, there were less than 200. Why not work to preserve this important part of our history. Modeller Julio Signorelli has posted more that 300 buildings in Saskatchewan communities on Google Earth. Here is his now growing collection of elevators: http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/cldetails?mid=741deed0d923ee0554cecbd9722c1db6
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Heritage Week in Saskatchewan by ahsk.ca
The Government of Saskatchewan has proclaimed February 20 to 26, 2012 as Heritage Week in the province. For the Architectural Heritage Society of Saskatchewan this week provides the opportunity for everyone to recognize the province's unique and rich built heritage. There are over 800 heritage properties in Saskatchewan, designated by the various levels of government. Why not visit a heritage building near you and post photos of your visit for viewing on our photoweb http://www.ahsk.ca/photoweb.php.
Saturday, January 28, 2012
Re-use of Heritage Property Proves Viable, Again by ahsk.ca
Two Saskatoon property developers hope to restore for re-use a piece of rural Saskatchewan heritage by returning Rosthern's historic Imperial Bank of Canada Building into apartments and commerical space. Evolution developments purchased the 109-year-old property and plan renations this year. Source: Saskatoon Star Pheonix web. Read the story...
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Saskatchewan Heritage Foundation Grants by ahsk.ca
The Saskatchewan Heritage Foundation continues to work with communities and organizations to preserve the province's architectural heritage and maintain its cultural treasures. Saskatchewan Heritage Foundation has announced the results of its second and final grant adjudication for the 2011-2012 fiscal year. A total of 31 proposals were reviewed and $128,875 was allocated to 19 initiatives. Individual grants ranged from $775 for an archaeological research project to analyze artifacts obtained from the Camp Rayner site, near Outlook, to $20,000 to help preserve the former St. Walburg Roman Catholic Church, now used as a community museum.
Friday, December 9, 2011
3D Models of Our Built Heritage by ahsk.ca
The Architectural Heritage Society has begun 3D modelling Saskatchewan's built heritage in Google Earth. It is a huge goal but the Society wants to model and map the over 800 historic buildings and sites designated thus far in the province by the various levels of government. Anyone who would like to participate in this project by modelling structures or providing the necessary photo images of local assets may contact the project coordinator as "AvocetGeo" at the following link. This project began earlier this year in co-operation with Regina's Warehouse Business Improvement District. See: http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/cldetails?mid=595bd352d14c0ede28c377c4e74aac7
Thursday, December 8, 2011
New Life for Moose Jaw's Historic Natatorium? by ahsk.ca
According to discovermoosejaw.com, the City of Moose Jaw's Heritage Advisory Committee wants to see something done with the historic Natatorium. The Committee has decided to host an public open house February 11th for persons interested in sharing their ideas. AHSS Director Brian Bell sits on the committee and says they are hoping a tour of the inside will get the wheels turning. The Phyllis Dewer pool indoors at the Natatorium has been closed for years. Restoration would give that city a decided advantage in the province for winter tourism. http://www.discovermoosejaw.com/
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