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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Craik’s General Store (Greenway, RM of Argyle)

This wooden frame building in Greenway in the Rural Municipality of Argyle was built in 1909 for storekeeper William Craik (1849-1929). A residence for the Craik family was above the store, with an overhanging second-floor verandah added after 1909. It was operated from 1925 to 1975 by his son Ira Donald Craik (1890-1981, father of Donald W. Craik). In 2012, the building was identified as a significant heritage asset by the Baldur-Argyle Heritage Group.

Craik’s General Store

Craik’s General Store (1909)
Source: Ken Storie

Craik’s General Store

Craik’s General Store (July 2018)
Source: George Penner

Craik’s General Store

Craik’s General Store (June 2019)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Site Location (lat/long): N49.36420, W99.11649
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

R.M. of Argyle, 1882-1982 by Rural Municipality of Argyle, 1981, page 209.

Obituary [Ira Donald Craik], Winnipeg Free Press, 23 March 1981, page 51.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

We thank Ken Storie for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by George Penner, Rose Kuzina, and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 12 January 2022

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