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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Rabinovitch Building (322 Stephen Street, Morden)

In 1893, David Rabinovitch (1867-1946) established a dry goods and men’s clothing store in this building along Stephen Street in Morden. Ramsay Monaghan took over management of the business in the late 1950s, retiring in 1990. Barry Peters then operated Barry’s Menswear here until 1997. In 1997, Dave Destoop purchased the building from the Rabinovitch family, remodelled it extensively and opened the Blue Moon Café. It closed in 2000. It is now a retail florist shop.

Rabinovitch Building (September 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Rabinovitch Building (August 2018)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.18988, W98.10105
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Ramsay Alexander “Ribs” Monaghan (1923-2004)


1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“David Rabinovitch,” Winnipeg Free Press, 7 August 1946, page 11.

322 Stephen Street, Town of Morden.

We thank George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 January 2021

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