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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Scarth Block (408 Seventh Avenue South, Virden)

This two-storey brick building at the intersection of Seventh Avenue South and Nelson Street West in Virden was built in 1888 by merchant William Frederick Scarth and used as a general store. It was later operated by a succession of hardware partnerships, including Elworthy and Merrick, Merrick and Anderson, and Pineo and Merrick. The building became a municipally-designated historic site in 2013.

Scarth Block

Scarth Block (July 2016)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Scarth Block

Scarth Block (May 2019)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.85000, W100.93125
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites

Memorable Manitobans: William Frederick Scarth (1851-1927)

Memorable Manitobans: Joseph Albert Merrick (1866-1952)


The Virden Story, 1882-1957 by Ida Clingan, Virden: Empire Publishing Company, pages 30-31.

Scarth Block, 408 7th Avenue South, Virden, Manitoba Historic Resources Branch.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 18 January 2020

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