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Building in Saskatoon:
150 Years

Sunday June 4, 2017
Noon to 5 pm

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We are pleased to invite you to join us on Sunday, June 4, 2017 for an afternoon of fun peeking behind doors that are not normally open to the public or would normally charge an entrance fee.

Many locations have organized guided tours, displays and activities to enrich the visitor experience.

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Riversdale-Caswell Buildings

A.L. Cole Pumphouse

A.L. Cole Pumphouse

145 Spadina Crescent West

The Pumphouse is the only surviving remnant of the original Saskatoon Power Plant, later renamed A.L. Cole Power Plant. It provided electricity to the City of Saskatoon from 1911, when it was built, through its expansion and transfer to the Saskatchewan Power Corporation in 1929, and further expansion in the 1950s. After the Queen Elizabeth Power Station was built, A. L. Cole provided back-up electricity for the city until 1983, when it was completely decommissioned.

The Pumphouse supplied water from the river to cool the power plant generators. As the only remaining historic building in River Landing and the only remnant of the A. L. Cole Power Plant’s industrial legacy, the Pumphouse has important historical significance for Saskatoon. The City of Saskatoon is aiming to offer the Pumphouse for lease for commercial purposes in the next few years, possibly for a bistro type of activity.

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Free Parking No Disabled Access


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