Manitoba Municipal Heritage Site No. 317


Davidson Building
109 Main Street

Davidson Building

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

The Davidson Building, built in ca. 1885, is one of Carberry’s largest and oldest commercial landmarks, advantageously situated at a major intersection in what is now designated as Historic Downtown Carberry, and visually and physically prominent because of its bold brick proportions and expressive Romanesque Revival features. The expansive two-part complex, which incorporates a one-storey former garage and movie theatre, also is a functional hub that has adaptively housed the goods, services and residential uses vital to life in small prairie centres. Among its occupants have been pioneer merchants, implement dealers, butchers, rental meat lockers, a World War II service club for personnel stationed at a nearby flying school, and, in recent decades, one of the town’s major grocery stores.

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