Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 144 years


Historic Sites of Manitoba: Safeway Store (45 Main Street South, Minnedosa)

This one-storey brick building on Main Street South in Minnedosa, 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.

It was later used by another grocery store chain into the 1970s. At the time of a 2019 site visit, the building, with a relatively unmodified exterior from its original appearance, had been occupied for several years by an electronics manufacturing company.

Former Safeway store in Minnedosa

Former Safeway store in Minnedosa (February 2020)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.24813, W99.83894
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Manitoba Business: Northwood and Chivers / Northwood Chivers and Casey

Manitoba Business: Safeway Stores Limited

Sources:

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

Minnedosa and Her Neighbors by George A. Harland, page 35.

We thank Miles McPherson and Jordan Makichuk for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by George Penner and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 16 December 2022

Historic Sites of Manitoba

This is a collection of historic sites in Manitoba compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society.

Browse lists of:
Museums/Archives | Buildings | Monuments | Cemeteries | Locations | Other

Please note that inclusion in this collection does not mean that a particular site has special status or protection. Some sites are on private property and permission must be secured from the owner prior to visiting.

Site information is provided by the Manitoba Historical Society as a free public service only for non-commercial purposes.


Send corrections and additions to this page
to the MHS Webmaster at webmaster@mhs.mb.ca.

Search Tips | Suggest an Historic Site | FAQ

Help us keep history alive!

MHS YouTube Channel

Back to top of page

For queries on the above page, please contact the MHS Webmaster.

Home  |  Terms & Conditions  |  FAQ  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy  |  Donations

© 1998-2023 Manitoba Historical Society. All rights reserved.