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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Doig Block (236 Main Street, Russell, Municipality of Russell-Binscarth)

This two-storey building in downtown Russell was constructed in 1907, on the site of the former Hudson’s Bay Company trading post, using bricks made at Asessippi. The upper floor hosted meetings of the local Masonic fraternity, while the lower floor was used as retail space for hardware merchant William James Doig.

Postcard view of the Doig Block

Postcard view of the Doig Block (no date)
Source: Rob McInnes, MN0052.

Doig Block

Doig Block (August 2013)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.78111, W101.28774
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: William James Doig (1867-1924)

Sources:

Russell Historical Walking Tour, Asessippi Parkland Tourism.

We thank Rob McInnes for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 5 September 2020

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