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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Coleman Block (502 Broadway Avenue, Killarney, RM of Killarney-Turtle Mountain)

This two-storey block on Broadway Avenue in Killarney was built around 1901 by Harvey Dover Coleman (1878-1943) to be used as his butchery, with an added separate room in the back that served as a customs office until 1922 when the Colemans and their five children moved to Tacoma, Washington and operated a grocery there. The second storey was initially used as a lodge hall but has since been converted into a residential suite. The building has housed several businesses, including a bakery since 1957.

Coleman Block

Coleman Block (September 2019)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.18338, W99.66374
denoted by symbol on the map above


Ontario birth registration [Harvey Dover Coleman], Ancestry.

Death registration [Harvey Dever Coleman], Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Reflections, 1882-1982: A Community History of the Rural Municipality of Turtle Mountain and the Town of Killarney by the J. A. Victor David Museum and New Horizons, 1982, page 253.

Special Places in Killarney, Killarney Special Places Project, Virtual Manitoba.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by George Penner, Anne Brazeau, and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 4 September 2022

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