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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Garson Hotel (Garson, RM of Brokenhead)

This two-storey frame structure in Garson, in the Rural Municipality of Brokenhead, was built in 1939 by businessman Louis Juravsky (1895-1957). It occupies the site of the previous Blue (general) Store built in 1914 by Mr. Tatalman, the town’s second postmaster (1916-1920). In 1963, Garson voted on a liquor referendum allowing alcohol to be sold in the hotel and allowing women to be present. In 1964, owner Steve Dureski added a mixed beverage room.

Garson Hotel

Garson Hotel (August 2014)
Source: George Penner

Garson Hotel

Garson Hotel (June 2019)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.07689, W96.70441
denoted by symbol on the map above


Garson Then and Now 1890-1990: Garson and Lyall, Prosperity and Garson SD 1375 by Garson and District History Book Committee, June 1990.

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

Page revised: 13 September 2020

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