Historic Sites of Manitoba: Merchants Bank Building / Carberry News Express Building (34 Main Street, Carberry)

In 1910, the Carberry News Express newspaper was founded when James L. Cowie arrived in town and united the two existing weeklies, the News and the Express. It occupied this building along Main Street in Carberry, built in the late 1890s. The two-storey part originally housed a branch of the Merchants Bank of Canada and the one-storey part had been a pool hall and barber shop. It is now a municipally-designated historic site (2007).

Merchants Bank branch at Carberry

Merchants Bank branch at Carberry (no date)
Source: Carberry Plains Archives

Carberry News Express Building

Carberry News Express Building (April 2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Carberry News Express Building

Carberry News Express Building (July 2022)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.86700, W99.35925
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites

MHS Centennial Business: Carberry News-Express

Manitoba Business: Merchants Bank of Canada


Carberry News Express Building, 34 Main Street, Carberry, Manitoba Historic Resources Branch.

We thank George Penner and Jordan Makichuk for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 12 July 2022

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