Manitoba Municipal Heritage Site No. 315


Carberry-North Cypress Library
115 Main Street

Carberry-North Cypress Library

Designation Date:  June 12, 2007
Designation Authority:  Town of Carberry
Present Owner:  Carberry-North Cypress Library

The Carberry-North Cypress Library, built in 1938, is a modest-sized masonry structure that otherwise holds a prominent place in Historic Downtown Carberry, a designated heritage district, because of its locally rare Art Deco architecture and high public use, first as a post office and now as a regional library. The building’s solid form, sharply defined geometric lines, fine brick and limestone facades and limited low-relief ornament aptly reflect the simplicity and functionalism of the interwar Modern movement and of the standardized aesthetics then applied to federal government facilities in small urban centres. Subsequent expansion and modifications of a complementary nature have enabled the building to retain a number of its early features as well as its role as a community symbol and focal point.

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