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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Argyle General Store (Argyle, RM of Rockwood)

The Argyle General Store was built in 1921 by Arthur Lobb of Warren. Over the years the store has been operated successively by Arthur Lobb (1921-1938), Mr. Cameron (1938-?), Patterson family (?-c1941), Fred Sumner (c1941-1944), Lowry family (1944-1958), Sam and Lil Segal (1958-1994), and Lil Segal (1994-present). At a visit in July 2019, the store retains its original tin ceiling which had been painted by the Segals when they bought it.

Argyle General Store and the Federal Grain elevator, as seen from a window in the Brant Consolidated School

Argyle General Store and the Federal Grain elevator, as seen from a window in the Brant Consolidated School (1950)
Source: Shayne Campbell

Argyle General Store

Argyle General Store (October 2014)
Source: George Penner

Argyle General Store

Argyle General Store (May 2019)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Interior of the Argyle General Store

Interior of the Argyle General Store (July 2019)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Interior of the Argyle General Store

Interior of the Argyle General Store (July 2019)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.18186, W97.45289
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Federal Grain Elevator (Argyle, RM of Rockwood)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Brant Consolidated School No. 1703 (Argyle, RM of Rockwood)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Douglas General Store (Argyle, RM of Rockwood)

Sources:

Hands Across the Meridian: A History of Brant - Argyle, Manitoba by Brant Argyle History Book Committee, 2000.

We thank George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Shayne Campbell, Rose Kuzina, and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 9 September 2019

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