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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Telephone Exchange Building (121 Main Street, Carberry)

Built around 1941, this attractive tile and brick building along Main Street in Carberry is an example of structures erected in rural centres around the province by the Manitoba Telephone System. It housed human operators who linked callers to their destinations in an era before automated telephone exchanges. Now in use as a law office, the building is a municipally designated historic site.

Telephone Exchange Building at Carberry

Telephone Exchange Building at Carberry (June 2007)
Source: Ken Jacobs

Telephone Exchange Building at Carberry

Telephone Exchange Building at Carberry (April 2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.86810, W99.35929
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites

MHS Centennial Business: Manitoba Government Telephones / Manitoba Telephone System / MTS Allstream / Bell MTS

Sources:

Manitoba Telephone System Building, 121 Main Street, Carberry, Manitoba Historic Resources Branch.

We thank Ken Jacobs for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 9 April 2020

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