Welwyn, Saskatchewan, S0A, Canada
Harper's Lucky Dollar Store
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Listed on the Canadian Register:
Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
Harper's Store is a Municipal Heritage Property which occupies two lots on a main street in the village of Welwyn. The property features a two-storey wood frame commercial building with a pressed metal façade constructed in 1910.
The heritage value of Harper's Stores lies in its function as a retail store. A modest two-storey building, Harper's Store is a local landmark to the residents of Welwyn. Constructed with a pressed metal façade, the building is representative of many small town stores built in Saskatchewan during this time. Located on a main street in Welwyn, the building has been in continual use for its original function as a general store since its construction in 1910, making the building one of the oldest continually operated stores in Saskatchewan.
Village of Welwyn Bylaw No. 177B/82.
The heritage value of Harper's Store in Welwyn resides in the following character-defining elements:
- Those elements reflecting the building's function as a store including the large storefront windows, glass showcase, and signage;
- Those elements reflecting the design of the building including the pressed metal shingles with pressed metal moldings and the simple block design; and
- The building's location on Railway Avenue.
Local Governments (SK)
Heritage Property Act, s. 11(1)(a)
Municipal Heritage Property
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
Department of Culture, Youth and Recreation
Heritage Resources Branch
1919 Saskatchewan Drive Regina, SK
File: MHP 561
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