Historic Sites of Manitoba: Safeway Store (207 Main Street North, Dauphin)

This one-storey brick building on Main Street North in Dauphin, measuring 32 feet by 80 feet, was designed by the Winnipeg architectural firm of Northwood and Chivers. It was constructed in 1929 as a grocery for Safeway Stores Limited.

The building, with a relatively unmodified exterior from its original appearance, was in use as a clothing store at the time of a 2020 site visit.

Safeway store at Dauphin

Safeway store at Dauphin (1935)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough, 2016-0017

Former Safeway store at Dauphin

Former Safeway store at Dauphin (February 2020)
Source: George Penner

Former Safeway store at Dauphin

Former Safeway store at Dauphin (April 2023)
Source: Jordan Makichuk

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N51.15075, W100.04885
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.

“Safeway Stores to locate here,” Dauphin Herald and Press, 11 July 1929, page 1.

We thank Jordan Makichuk for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by George Penner and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 14 January 2024

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