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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Safeway Store (384 South Railway Street, Boissevain, Municipality of Boissevain-Morton)

This one-storey brick building on South Railway Street in Boissevain, measuring 32 feet by 80 feet, was designed by the Winnipeg architectural firm of Northwood and Chivers. It was constructed in 1930 as a grocery for Safeway Stores Limited.

The store closed in 1940 and has been occupied by a succession of other businesses through the years. The building’s exterior is relatively unmodified from its original appearance.

The former Safeway store at Boissevain

The former Safeway store at Boissevain (July 2018)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.23031, W100.05609
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Manitoba Business: Northwood and Chivers / Northwood Chivers and Casey

Manitoba Business: Safeway Stores Limited


“Safeway stores establish main branch in city,” Winnipeg Tribune, 6 July 1929, page 8.

Beckoning Hills Revisited: Ours is a Goodly Heritage, Morton-Boissevain 1881-1981 by Boissevain-Morton Centennial Committee, 1981, page 63.

We thank Jordan Makichuk for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Ken Storie, Gordon Goldsborough, and George Penner.

Page revised: 16 December 2022

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