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Manitoba History No. 89
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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Ramsay-Wright Building / Eaton’s Department Store (Main Street North, Dauphin)

This two-storey brick building at the intersection of Third Avenue and Main Street North in Dauphin was built by Carter-Halls-Aldinger between 1920 and 1921 for the Ramsay-Wright department store. It merged the general mercantile business established by Edwin A. Ramsay with a pharmacy developed by Fred T. Wright. The building was part of the Eaton’s department store chain from 1929 to 1966.

The former Ramsay-Wright department store at Dauphin

The former Ramsay-Wright department store at Dauphin (no date)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough, 2016-0193

The former Eaton’s department store at Dauphin

The former Eaton’s department store at Dauphin (May 2014)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N51.15121, W100.04780
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Edwin A. Ramsay (c1862-?)

Manitoba Business: T. Eaton Company

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Eaton’s Department Store (Portage Avenue, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Timothy Eaton Statue (Portage Avenue, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Eaton’s Employee War Memorial (Portage Avenue, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Eaton’s Printing Plant and Warehouse (130 Galt Avenue, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Eaton’s Department Store (Main Street North, Dauphin)

A Store Like No Other: Eaton’s of Winnipeg by Russ Gourluck, Winnipeg: Great Plains Publications, 2004.

Sources:

“Ramsays Limited, building to start immediately,” Dauphin Herald and Press, 15 July 1920, page 1.

“Progress of a quarter century,” Dauphin Herald and Press, 2 November 1922, pages 3-5.

Dauphin Valley Spans the Years by Dauphin Historical Society, 1970.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 July 2019

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