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 (no date)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough, 2016-0193
The former Eaton’s department store at Dauphin (May 2014)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough
Site Location (lat/long): N51.15121, W100.04780
denoted by symbol on the map above
Memorable Manitobans: Edwin A. Ramsay (c1862-?)
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 Department Store (Portage Avenue, Winnipeg)
“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: 27 February 2018
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