Manitoba Municipal Heritage Site No. 380

Scarth Block
408 7th Avenue South


Scarth Block

Designation Date: December 5, 2013
Designation Authority:  Virden (Town)
Present Owner:   Privately Owned

The Scarth Block is a good example of the kind of commercial building that lined the main streets of every Manitoba town around the turn of the twentieth century. Within the Town of Virden, which still boasts a good collection of such buildings, the Scarth Block anchors both the end of a relatively-intact strip, and an intersection on which all four corners are occupied by buildings of some historic interest. The building is modest in size and ambition, but it nevertheless draws the eye with its row of round-arched original wood sash windows with brick voussoirs and projecting sills in the second storey, and the decorative brick parapet that survives on the front. The building has fairly good exterior integrity; the shopfront, although altered, retains its original general pattern of a recessed central doorway with large display windows.


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