Red and White Store - Coleman, AB
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA
N 49° 38.071 W 114° 30.181
11U E 680295 N 5500990
Quick Description: General Store, post office, Knights of Pythias Hall, meat and grocery store and clothing store - at one time or another this building served a wide variety of needs in the town.
Location: Alberta, Canada
Date Posted: 8/9/2015 11:19:51 PM
Waymark Code: WMPCNY
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member GeoKs
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Long Description:
Red and White Store

This building was constructed in 1904 as a general store that also held Coleman's first post office with a meeting hall for the Knights of Pythias upstairs. In the late 1930s the building was purchased by Bill Gate and Herb Sherrett, whose renovations included removal of the top floor before opening a Red and White store.

Red and White stores were independently owned and operated meat and grocery stores common across Canada and the United States between about 1930 and 1970. They relied on a central wholesaler headquartered in Chicago but also frequently sold local meats and produce. Jack Owen purchased the store in 1946 and ran Owen's Red and White Store until 1968 when his son Leslie converted it to Leslie Owen Clothing.
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Type of Marker: Cultural

Sign Age: Historic Site or Building Marker

Parking: Park right in front.

Placement agency: Crowsnest Heritage

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