Saskatoon Club


417 21st Street East
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About the Building


The Saskatoon Club was designed in 1912 by Norman Thompson of Thompson, Daniel and Colthurst, the same company who built St. John's and St. James churches. It is a sturdy building of brick and stone. The club itself formed in 1907 by our city's pioneers of industry and commerce. It remains a private club to this day.

Above the door is a wreath. What kinds of plants usually make wreaths? In ancient Greece wreaths were made of bay laurel branches and were awarded to victors, both in athletic competitions, and in poetic meets. In Rome, they were symbols of martial victory, crowning a successful commander during his triumph. The expression "resting on one's laurels" refers to someone relying entirely on long-past successes for continued fame or recognition.

The Saskatoon Club has columns, a popular architectural feature. You can learn more about Greek and Roman column styles here.

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