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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Virden Gas Works Building / Bridgett Building (250 Nelson Street West, Virden)

This brick building on Nelson Street West in Virden was constructed around 1895. Originally a single floor, it housed the local gas works. In 1898, the building was purchased by hardware merchant William A. Bridgett, who added a second floor and renovated it into a retail hardware store.

Bridgett Building

Bridgett Building (May 2019)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Bridgett Building

Bridgett Building (July 2020)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.84986, W100.93244
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: William Alexander Bridgett (1867-1959)

Sources:

Virden Hardware & Lumber Company - Nelson Street by Ken Storie, Virtual Manitoba.

This page was prepared by George Penner and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 November 2020

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