Historic Sites of Manitoba: Latham General Store (Homewood, RM of Dufferin)

The Latham General Store at Homewood, in the Rural Municipality of Dufferin, is a rare surviving example of the small stores that were once common to most towns in southern Manitoba. The one-storey, cinder block building was constructed in 1956 for storekeeper Jack Latham (1906-2006) and his wife Nancy Latham (?-1999). Closed in 1978, the former store has been converted into a private residence.

Latham General Store

Latham General Store (July 2020)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.50941, W97.86454
denoted by symbol on the map above


The Rural Municipality of Dufferin, 1880-1980 by June M. Watson & Dufferin History Book Committee, 1982, pages 49-51.

Latham General Store, Carman/Dufferin Municipal Heritage Advisory Committee.

Obituary [Jack Latham], Winnipeg Free Press, 3 May 2006.

This page was prepared by Rose Kuzina and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 September 2020

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