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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Murphy Block (29 Main Street, Carberry)

The Murphy Block is one of Carberry’s oldest business buildings, erected along Main Street in 1886 for merchant Joseph R. Thompson. Subsequent occupants included prominent Manitoba grain and livestock dealer Gabriel B. Murphy, retailer and rancher William George Murphy, and hardware merchants Richard Wilkie and Errol Berry. Its original wood and brick front facade is now mostly concealed by metal siding. The building is a municipally designated historic site (2007).

Murphy Block

Murphy Block (April 2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Murphy Block

Murphy Block (July 2022)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.86678, W99.35960
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Gabriel B. Murphy (1856-1910)

Memorable Manitobans: William George Murphy (1858-1918)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites


Murphy Block (29 Main Street, Carberry), Manitoba Historic Resources Branch.

We thank George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 11 July 2022

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