More built heritage along Carberry’s main drag.
Going by the brick detailing on the second floor facade, the Forbes Building and its neighbouring Kowalchuk Block are twin sisters linked at the adjoining wall. Design elements, such as the drip moulding, American bond, corbelling and segmental arches above the windows are shared by both buildings.
Notice the delicate wood frame detail between and above the individual panes.
The main floor is attractive with its recessed entrance surrounded by large display windows below a series of transoms. I suspect the entrance to its second floor is next door at the Kowalchuk Block.
The Forbes Building, erected in late 1890s, served as commercial home to two long-time Carberry businesses. Funeral directors J. B. Davey and Son were early occupants. Carberry Radio-Electric inhabited the space for a number of decades.
Pa Tuckett bought his first TV at Carberry Radio-Electric. “It was 1961 when I decided TV wasn’t just a fad. The roof antennae blew off three times in the first year.”