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1890/01/01 to 1890/12/31
Listed on the Canadian Register:
Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
The Wright Building, a two-storey brick business block erected in the late 1890s, is the modified north section of a larger mixed-used commercial structure on Carberry's Main Street. The municipal designation applies to the building and its deep lot.
The Wright Building, an unassuming two-part block that has served assorted business and residential needs in Carberry for more than a century, also is significant because of its contribution to the integrity of a densely developed streetscape in the town's designated heritage district. The building is physically integrated with the structure on its south side through a shared party wall and second-floor entrance, staircase and hallway. It also supports the continuous built edge of the streetscape and is compatible in scale, materials and use with its neighbours in Historic Downtown Carberry.
Source: Town of Carberry By-law No. 5/2006, June 12, 2007
Key elements that define the Wright Building site as an important streetscape component in Carberry's heritage district include:
- the mid-row location within a contiguous series of designated commercial structures of similar character and alignment on the east side of Main Street between Third and Fourth avenues;
- the building's placement, set flush to the front sidewalk, abutting the structure to its north.
Key exterior elements that define the building as a modest two-part commercial block include:
- the two-storey rectangular form, of brick construction over a stone foundation, with a flat roofline and one-storey rear (east) wood addition with a shed roof;
- the two-part primary facade, including the main-floor storefront with a recessed entrance and large display window, the recessed south stairwell entrance with a high multi-paned transom, the differentiated design and materials of the second floor, the corner pilasters with modest corbelled caps, etc.;
- details such as the brown-red finish brick evident on the north and rear elevations, the segmental-arched openings in the upper north and rear walls, the front parapet, the stepped side parapets, etc.
Key elements that define the building's interior heritage character include:
- the open plan of the front main floor, with rooms at the rear;
- the long, plain wooden staircase in the south-side stairwell;
- the second-floor layout of rooms organized off a narrow north-south hallway shared with the adjacent Pharmacy Building;
- intact finishes such as the upper floor's lath-and-plaster walls, painted wood trim, wood flooring, etc.
Local Governments (MB)
Manitoba Historic Resources Act
Municipal Heritage Site
Theme - Category and Type
- Developing Economies
- Trade and Commerce
Function - Category and Type
- Commerce / Commercial Services
- Shop or Wholesale Establishment
Architect / Designer
Location of Supporting Documentation
Town of Carberry 316-4th Avenue Box 130 Carberry MB R0K 0H0
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