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Bon Marché Store

416 Broadway Street, Nakusp, British Columbia, Canada

Formally Recognized: 2010/02/23

416 Broadway Street, Nakusp; Village of Nakusp
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416 Broadway Street; Village of Nakusp, 2010
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Other Name(s)

Bon Marché Dollar Store
Bon Marché Store
Burns Meat Market
416 Broadway Street

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Construction Date(s)

Listed on the Canadian Register: 2011/11/16

Statement of Significance

Description of Historic Place

The Bon Marché Store is a one-storey side-gabled wood-frame commercial building with a false front and a gabled rear extension. The recognition includes a one-storey extension to the side of the store.

Heritage Value

The Bon Marché Store is valued for its association with the process of settlement and economic development in Nakusp and the west Kootenays illustrated by the succession of businesses in this location that served the population of the area. The original store was built circa 1897 as a butcher shop for Pat Burns, who developed a meat distribution business that served railway and mining camps and established butcher shops in Nelson, Kaslo and Three Forks area. In 1910, English immigrant Charlotte Herridge took over the shop. Her family lived on the premises, with a living room and kitchen in the back and bedrooms upstairs. In 1920 Mrs. Herridge opened a clothing and housewares store, which she called "Bon Marché." Since 1947 the Bon Marché Store has been operated by members of the Hurry family, a tenure that is now in its third generation. Major additions were made to the building in 1952 to enlarge the showroom.

The Bon Marché Store illustrates the simple wood-frame buildings that were built in Nakusp during its first building boom. The original false front is now covered in wide boards. The drop siding on the sides of the building and the shiplap siding on the rear living quarters are original.

Source: Village of Nakusp Municipal Office, 91-1st Street NW, Nakusp, B.C. V0G 1R0

Character-Defining Elements

Key elements that define the heritage character of the Bon Marché Store include its:
- location on the south side of Broadway
- one-storey massing with side-gabled roof and a wooden false front
- one-storey concrete block addition at the side
- wood-frame living quarters at the rear
- display windows
- original drop siding and shiplap siding



British Columbia

Recognition Authority

Local Governments (BC)

Recognition Statute

Local Government Act, s.954

Recognition Type

Community Heritage Register

Recognition Date


Historical Information

Significant Date(s)

1952/01/01 to 1952/01/01

Theme - Category and Type

Developing Economies
Trade and Commerce
Expressing Intellectual and Cultural Life
Architecture and Design
Governing Canada
Politics and Political Processes
Peopling the Land
Migration and Immigration
Peopling the Land

Function - Category and Type



Commerce / Commercial Services
Shop or Wholesale Establishment

Architect / Designer



Pat Burns

Additional Information

Location of Supporting Documentation

Village of Nakusp Municipal Office, 91-1st Street NW, Nakusp, B.C. V0G 1R0

Cross-Reference to Collection

Fed/Prov/Terr Identifier




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