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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. 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 (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)

Sources:

This page was prepared by George Penner and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 August 2019

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