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 Alonzo Ramsay with a pharmacy developed by Fred T. Wright. The building was part of the Eaton’s department store chain from 1929 to 1966.
Memorable Manitobans: Edwin Alonzo Ramsay (1862-1946)
Manitoba Business: T. Eaton Company
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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.
“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.
We thank George Penner for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 19 December 2020
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