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302 Broadway Street

302 Broadway Street, Nakusp, British Columbia, V0G, Canada

Formally Recognized: 2010/02/23

302 Broadway Street; Village of Nakusp, 2010
corner façade, 2009
302 Broadway Street, Nakusp; Village of Nakusp, 2010
distant street view, archival
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Other Name(s)

302 Broadway Street
Nakusp General Store
Lodge's Ice Cream Parlour

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Construction Date(s)


Listed on the Canadian Register: 2012/01/24

Statement of Significance

Description of Historic Place

302 Broadway Street is a one storey wood-frame commercial building located on the south side of Broadway Street in Nakusp, British Columbia. The historic place comprises an end-gabled building with a false front, constructed in 1924, and a flat-roofed addition constructed in 1950.

Heritage Value

Originally built as Lodge's Ice Cream Parlour, 302 Broadway Street is valued for its contribution to the commercial success of Broadway Street as the primary business street in Nakusp. The owners, Amy and Ted Lodge, had previously operated the business on Bay Street but by the early 1920s many businesses were moving to Broadway Street. This building was completed shortly after the construction of the Masonic Block and the Edwards Block, which brought the post office, Bank of Commerce, and a drug store to Broadway. The building has continued to house a succession of businesses that reflected the growth and evolution of Nakusp. The ice cream business endured until the late 1950s, when it evolved into a grocery store. In 1950 a one-storey addition was constructed as a frozen food locker. Renovated in 1980 as a sporting goods store, the building became a general store in 1987.

302 Broadway Street is valued for its simple boomtown architecture that contributes to the continuity of the commercial buildings on Broadway. Like many of its 1920s contemporaries, this building was constructed as an end-gabled store with a false front added to create a heightened sense of monumentality and permanence. Like the nearby Edwards Block, 302 Broadway Street added to the stature of Broadway.

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 302 Broadway Street include its:
-location on the south side of Broadway
-single-storey massing
-false front on the end-gabled portion of the store
-single-storey flat-roofed addition including large display windows
-continuity of commercial use



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)

1950/01/01 to 1950/01/01

Theme - Category and Type

Developing Economies
Trade and Commerce
Expressing Intellectual and Cultural Life
Architecture and Design
Peopling the Land
Expressing Intellectual and Cultural Life
Sports and Leisure

Function - Category and Type


Commerce / Commercial Services
Shop or Wholesale Establishment


Architect / Designer



George Thurgood

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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