Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Saskatchewan Building from 1907 That Was Popular Gathering Place Burns

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Saskatchewan Building from 1907 That Was Popular Gathering Place Burns

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Historic Saskatchewan hotel burns down

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GULL LAKE, Sask. - Residents of a southwestern Saskatchewan community are lamenting the loss of a hotel that stood for over 100 years.

Gull Lake Mayor Blake Campbell says he was with emergency crews that were called to the Clarendon Hotel on Sunday morning, and says thick smoke was billowing from the doors and windows.

Campbell says firefighters had to fight the flames from outside, and ultimately they weren't able to save the building.

Nobody was injured.

The building was built in 1907 and had been a grocery store, as well as a showroom and parts department, before becoming a bar and hotel.

Jun Yang, who owns one of the other two hotels in Gull Lake, says the Clarendon was a landmark and that the bar on the main floor was a popular gathering place. …

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