Manitoba Municipal Heritage Site No. 288


Historic Downtown Carberry
9 – 140 Main Street

Historic Downtown Carberry

Designation Date:  June 12, 2007
Designation Authority:  Town of Carberry
Present Owner:  Town of Carberry

Historic Downtown Carberry is valued primarily as the community’s vital social core, providing the physical focus for most public activity for the town and surrounding (primarily agricultural) area. The district also is valued as an ongoing expression of Carberry’s pride and sense of civic responsibility, and as the face and source of the peoples’ confidence in their future and reverence for the past. The district is significant historically and architecturally, as a rare remaining Manitoba example, mostly intact, of the kind of streetscape that defined small-town commercial cores from the turn of the 20th century. With mainly brick facades (including even many of those that currently are faced with stucco or metal siding), Carberry’s heritage district effectively conveys the exuberant character of such places. With typical functions, as well as representative and exceptional architectural expressions of the various types of buildings that defined such streetscapes, expressed in facade designs, fenestration and details, the district is an exemplary example of its type.

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