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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Bethune Block (405 Main Street, Manitou, Municipality of Pembina)

This two-storey building on Main Street in Manitou was constructed in 1888 for businessman Harry Bowler. It was the first brick building in the town. Later a store operated by Alex Bethune, through the years its main floor has been used for an implement dealership, post office, hardware store, and flower shop. On the second floor was a meeting hall that has since been renovated into residential space.

Bethune Block

Bethune Block (July 2013)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Bethune Block

Bethune Block (August 2018)
Source: George Penner

Bethune Block

Bethune Block (August 2022)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.24194, W98.53670
denoted by symbol on the map above


Manitou, Step Back in Time by Manitou Pembina Municipal Heritage Committee, no date.

We thank George Penner and Rose Kuzina for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 14 December 2022

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