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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Barclay Building (35 Crescent Avenue West, Souris, Municipality of Souris-Glenwood)

This two-storey brick building on Crescent Avenue West in Souris was built for William Jack Barclay, publisher of the Souris Plaindealer newspaper, to replace an earlier building destroyed by fire on 22 March 1896. The second floor contained residential apartments and two retail shops were on the main floor, the east of which housed the offices and printing plant of the Plaindealer.

Barclay Building

Barclay Building (July 2018)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.61694, W100.26007
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: William Jack Barclay (1870-1955)

MHS Centennial Business: Souris Plaindealer


“Fire at Souris,” Winnipeg Tribune, 23 March 1896, page 1.

“Local news,” Rapid City Marquette, Spectator & Reporter, 26 March 1896, page 1.

W. J. Barclay Building,” Historical Walk Map and Location Descriptions.

This page was prepared by George Penner and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 April 2022

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