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The government did not spare any expense with the institution.
They had initially set aside $450,000 to build just the main building, which came to over seven hundred feet in length and divided into three portions. In the end the complete cost for the institution, including plumbing, equipment, power house, laundry, and the other necessary support buildings was roughly $1,000,000. Still, the investment did not stop there. According to the impressed reporter from the Regina Leader, “Beginning with the exterior as it is seen by the observer, the approach to the grounds will be of the most artistic design.” Once the visitor has travelled through two miles of beautiful grounds “up above the bank of the North Saskatchewan, and hidden amid the trees which will grace the park, stands the building itself.”