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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Pearson Block (110-112 Main Street South, Minnedosa)

This two-storey stone building on Main Street in Minnedosa was built in the late 1800s for lawyer Ernest W. Pearson. Initially, the main floor housed a branch of the Union Bank of Canada, later relocated to a brick building nearby, and the space was occupied by a succession of hardware stores. The second floor was used for various public events, with a stage along its west wall, that was subsequently turned into the town’s first movie house, and still later subdivided into rental apartments. The building was demolished in the summer of 2016.

Pearson Block

Pearson Block (August 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Pearson Block

Pearson Block (August 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N50.24698, W99.83836
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Ernest William Pearson (1861-1936)


Minnedosa and Her Neighbors by George Harland, Minnedosa: Murray Printing, September 1973, pages 40-41.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 April 2017

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