Manitoba Municipal Heritage Site No. 324


Nelson Butt Building
31 Main Street

Nelson Butt Building

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

The Nelson Butt Building, a compact storefront facility that retains much of its exterior main-street character, recalls an important and early stage of Carberry’s business development. Built in ca. 1896 for Joseph R. Thompson and accommodating numerous commercial enterprises over the years, including law offices, a bank and butcher shop, this building for several decades was the jewellery store of Nelson J. Butt (1946 to 1992). The building is also noted for its rich red brick construction and detailing, which remains as an example of the many brick structures in Carberry today. Recently acquired as a residence and shop, and situated next to the Bank of Montreal and other brick structures erected during the period, the modest building maintains the unique heritage character of Carberry’s main street.

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