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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Leader Block (69 Main Street, Carman)

This two-storey brick building in Carman consists of two adjacent structures designed and built by Edmund Watson around 1897. The most northerly building was built for John W. Jamieson to house his Dufferin Leader newspaper. The corner building served as Carman’s second post office and a branch of the Bank of Hamilton. Throughout the years, these buildings have accommodated the telephone office (1911-1958), a tailor, photographers, and restaurants, along with other businesses.

Leader Block

Leader Block (no date)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough, 2021-0070

Leader Block

Leader Block (June 2018)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.50603, W98.00124
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Edmund Watson (1856-1947)

Memorable Manitobans: John W. Jamieson (1853-1910)

Manitoba Business: Bank of Hamilton


We thank Jordan Makichuk for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by George Penner and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 18 July 2022

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