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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Dominion Post Office Building / Carberry-North Cypress Library / Carberry Plains Archives (115 Main Street, Carberry)

This one-storey brick building on Main Street in Carberry, it was designed by Charles D. Sutherland (1879-1957), Chief Architect for the Department of Public Works at Ottawa.

Among the postmasters at Carberry was Thomas Lee (1919-?).

Built in 1938, it was converted to serve as the Carberry-North Cypress Library, and an addition has been made to the north side of the building. A municipally-designated heritage site (2007), the Carberry Plains Archives situated in its basement can be reached by telephone at 204-834-6614 or email to

Dominion post office building at Carberry

Dominion post office building at Carberry (circa 1958)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough, 2017-0105

Carberry-North Cypress Library and Carberry Plains Archives

Carberry-North Cypress Library and Carberry Plains Archives (April 2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Former post office building at Carberry

Former post office building at Carberry (September 2020)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.86791, W99.35928
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites


The Carberry Plains: 75 Years of Progress. [Manitoba Legislative Library, F5648.C36 Car]

Canada Post Office, 145 Main Street, Carberry, Manitoba Historic Resources Branch.

Biographical Dictionary of Architects in Canada, 1800-1950 by Robert G. Hill, Toronto.

We thank Jordan Makichuk for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and George Penner.

Page revised: 1 June 2023

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