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Historic Sites of Manitoba: LaPlont Block (924 Rosser Avenue, Brandon)

The two-storey brick LaPlont Block was designed and constructed in 1892 by Brandon contractor Frederick J. Chubb for businessman John LaPlont, who operated a barbershop and cigar store here until 1900 when he sold the building to the Confederation Life Association which occupied it until 1902.

Mutter and Lynch Grocers rented the building for their retail business, then purchased it in 1905. In 1907 the store was renamed Mutter Brothers Grocery Store and was operated by the Mutter family until the business closed in 1976. The store’s original furnishings and fixtures are on display at Daly House Museum. The building is a municipally-designated historic site (1995).

LaPlont Block

LaPlont Block (October 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

LaPlont Block

LaPlont Block (March 2021)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.84837, W99.95088
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Frederick John Chubb (1846-?)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites


LaPlont Block, 924 Rosser Avenue, Brandon, Manitoba Historic Resources Branch.

We thank George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 25 January 2022

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