Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 142 years

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Smellie Brothers Company Store (300 Main Street, Russell, Municipality of Russell-Binscarth)

In 1897, brothers A. G. P. Smellie and Thomas S. T. Smellie (1849-1925) formed the general retail business of Smellie Brothers and Company. In 1906, they built this one-storey structure in Russell, greatly expanding the preceding 1885 building, using bricks made at Asessippi. After the Smellie business vacated the space, it was occupied by the Robinson store, then Dale’s of Russell, and later by a law office. The building is a municipally designated historic site.

Smellie Brothers Company Store

Smellie Brothers Company Store (1930s)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough, 2015-0151

Smellie Brothers Company Store

Smellie Brothers Company Store (August 2013)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Smellie Brothers Company Store

Smellie Brothers Company Store (February 2020)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.78139, W101.28770
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Albert Gale Parker Smellie (1862-1936)

Memorable Manitobans: Robert Charles Smellie (1898-1975)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites


Smellie Bros. Co. Store (Dale’s of Russell) 300 Main Street, Russell, Manitoba Historic Resources Branch.

Russell Historical Walking Tour, Asessippi Parkland Tourism.

We thank George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 October 2020

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.

Search Tips | Suggest a Site | Questions | Acknowledgements

Send inquiries to the MHS Webmaster.

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 Policy

© 1998-2021 Manitoba Historical Society. All rights reserved.