Manitoba Municipal Heritage Site No. 39

Carman Dominion Post Office Building
15 – 1st Avenue SW,

Carman Dominion Post Office Building
Designation Date: January 25, 1990
Designation Authority: Carman (Town)
Present Owner: Carman (Town)

The Carman Dominion Post Office characterizes the federal government’s commitment to achieving quality in the institutions it erected throughout the country around the turn of the twentieth century. Masterful design and dignified materials spoke of progress, prosperity and stability, while a standardized vocabulary worked towards establishing a unified style. Created by the Department of Public Works, each design was related, yet also bestowed with distinctive elements. The Carman building, like many of its counterparts, shares boxy massing and red brick and limestone facades. It breaks from conformity, however, through its tower that features an elegant dome, emphasizing the clock inserts, versus the more common pyramidal roof. The structure, which initially housed the post office and postmaster’s suite above, remains in active public use as the Boyne Regional Library.