Manitoba Municipal Heritage Site No. 319


Ray's Diner
43 Main Street

Ray's Diner

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

Ray’s Diner, built in ca. 1900, is a typical example of the kind of modest but effective storefront facilities erected in the early twentieth century on Carberry’s Main Street, and represents the type of small merchandising shops established in many small service centres during the period. Along with its nearly identical neighbouring structures (The Style Shop and Switzer’s Red and White Store), the building exhibits all the hallmarks of its type, with large storefront openings and recessed entrances. Given its basic utilitarian form and adaptable interior, so typical of its type, the building naturally has provided space for dozens of Carberry businesses over the years, with notable tenants including R.H. Lindsay (auctioneer), A.J. Knuckey (barber), T.D. Stickle (grocer) and Cliff Addison (hardware). Refaced and modernized over time, the building is an important element in Historic Downtown Carberry.

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