History Corner - Hudson’s Bay Company Stores

Hudson’s Bay Company Store, Yorkton, Sask., 16 Broadway Street East. We feature our store among many other photos of stores in Canada built by the Hudson’s Bay Company

This Terra Cotta building is an interpretation of Edwardian Classicism with lanterns along the edge of the roof and gargoyles on the ten pillars. Before 1898, Yorkton customers bought their goods from Fort Pelly and the Hudson’s Bay Store in Winnipeg. In October 1898, the company opened a counter in a building owned by James Horne. Then the company purchased that building in 1903. In 1912, a new store shown here was built on the same site for a sum of $ 50,000. The Yorkton Enterprise newspaper described this building as a grand and magnificent style in accordance with the tradition and history of the company. The style is similar to the store in Vancouver.

The construction of this elaborate building was a huge testimony to the confidence the Company had for extensive trade in the town of Yorkton and this part of Saskatchewan. The owners of this edifice over the years were: The Hudson’s Bay Co. in 1912; F.W. Woolworth Co. Ltd. 1954; Sampson Furniture Store 1980; Ebony Energy Inc. 1992; A & A Holdings Corp. 2008; and in 2010 Logan Stevens Construction Ltd. --The property has been converted in condominiums: retail in 2010, and residential in 2012.

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