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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Acheson Building (313 Stephen Street, Morden)

This modest one-storey building along Stephen Street in Morden was constructed in 1896 by J. T. Acheson for his retail store that later became Acheson Grocers and incorporated the neighboring building at 317 Stephen. His sons Harold and Bill Acheson took over the business in 1920, based at 317 while son-in-law B. L. Martin operated the dry goods section here. In 1946, Ron, Perry and Don George established George Brothers Electric Company and operated it until at least 1962, after which a McLeod’s store was based here. In 1978, a factory clearance store specializing in outerwear opened in the building.

Acheson Building (September 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.18997, W98.10088
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

313 Stephen Street, Town of Morden.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 19 December 2011

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