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Flower Shop

110 Main Street, Carberry, Manitoba, Canada

Formally Recognized: 2007/06/12

Primary elevation, from the west, of the Flower Shop, Carberry, 2008; Historic Resources Branch, Manitoba Culture, Heritage and Tourism, 2008
Primary Elevation
Contextual view, from the southwest, of the Flower Shop, Carberry, 2008; Historic Resources Branch, Manitoba Culture, Heritage and Tourism, 2008
Contextual View
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Other Name(s)

Flower Shop
Telephone Office
Bureau téléphonique
Flowers and Gifts
Flowers and Gifts
Arlene's Floral Boutique
Arlene's Floral Boutique
Stems and Gems
Stems and Gems

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Construction Date(s)

1902/01/01 to 1902/12/31

Listed on the Canadian Register: 2010/02/25

Statement of Significance

Description of Historic Place

The Flower Shop, a small one-storey brick store erected in ca. 1902, stands near one end of a block filled mainly by commercial and civic buildings in Historic Downtown Carberry. The municipal designation applies to the building and its lot.

Heritage Value

The Flower Shop is a straightforward business outlet that for more than a century has been one of the small-scale mainstays of Carberry's town centre, quietly contributing to the area's continuity as an active commercial and designated heritage district. Built of local brick and with large storefront windows, the store, situated near a key intersection, expresses its purpose in a direct, unassuming manner. It also has adapted over the years to the needs of various retail and office occupants, notably the Bell Telephone Co. (1906-08), Manitoba Government Telephones (1908-39) and, since 1980, florists.

Source: Town of Carberry By-law No. 5/2006, June 12, 2007

Character-Defining Elements

Key elements that define the heritage character of the Flower Shop site within Historic Downtown Carberry include:
- the favourable location near the northeast corner of Main Street and Third Avenue at one end of a block of commercial, civic and residential buildings of various ages, architectural styles, etc.
- the store's placement flush to the front public sidewalk and extending about half the depth of its long, narrow lot
- the store's visual, physical and historical relationships with other designated structures nearby, including the Davidson Building, Carberry-North Cypress Library and Manitoba Telephone System Building to the west and the A.E. Gardiner Building and Old Town Hall to the north

Key elements that define the building's modest scale and utilitarian exterior include:
- the compact one-storey rectangular form with a flat roofline, extended at the rear by a flat-roofed addition
- the simple composition of the front (west) facade, symmetrically composed with a central entrance and wide display-style windows

Key internal elements that define the building's heritage character include:
- the open front main floor
- the small enclosed south-side staircase that retains a small single window from the original rear wall
- the basement, including the dirt floor, brick and concrete walls, post-and-beam support system of light wooden materials, etc.




Recognition Authority

Local Governments (MB)

Recognition Statute

Manitoba Historic Resources Act

Recognition Type

Municipal Heritage Site

Recognition Date


Historical Information

Significant Date(s)


Theme - Category and Type

Developing Economies
Trade and Commerce
Developing Economies
Communications and Transportation

Function - Category and Type


Commerce / Commercial Services
Shop or Wholesale Establishment


Office or office building

Architect / Designer




Additional Information

Location of Supporting Documentation

Town of Carberry 316 - 4th Avenue Box 130 Carberry MB R0K 0H0

Cross-Reference to Collection

Fed/Prov/Terr Identifier




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