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Three anchors of Brandon’s early 20th century warehouse district

Many of the parking lots that exist downtown between Rosser and Pacific Avenues were once the site of businesses and warehouses that existed in the district during Brandon’s early days:

1733 Pacific Heritage Brandon

International Harvester Co., 1733 Pacific Avenue. photo: Heritage Brandon.

This five-storey brick structure is one of the few early warehouse district structures still standing.

It was constructed in 1912 as the new warehouse of the International Harvester Co.

The company, an agricultural implements distributor, held offices across North America.

Brandon was selected as its western headquarters in 1908.

The new warehouse and offices located at 1733 Pacific Avenue were built at a cost of $54,000.

The sign for the International Harvester Co. is still faintly visible.

International Harvester Heritage Brandon

International Harvester, 1926. photo: Heritage Brandon.

In the 1960s, the building was sold to Brandon Cold Storage.

For a short time, it also served as a storage warehouse for A.E. McKenzie Co.

Western Grocers

Borbridge Wholesale Saddlery. photo: Heritage Brandon.

This large brick building once stood at 23 – 11th Street.

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Built in 1907, the building was originally occupied by Borbridge Wholesale Saddlery.

The building housed the business’ factory, warehouse, and shop.

Later owners included Western Grocers and the Dingle Fruit Co.

For the last few years of its life, the building served as a vegetable warehouse.

The building was demolished in approximately 1971.

Heritage Brandon

Flour Mill Heritage Brandon

Western Canada Flour Mills, Brandon, ca. 1925. photo: Heritage Brandon.

The Western Canada Flour Mills Company (WCFM) was established in 1905.

It was formed from the amalgamation of the Manitoba and Lake Huron Milling Company and the Kelly Milling Company.

The Kelly Milling Company had been operating in Brandon since 1884.

It operated as part of The WCFM on Pacific Avenue until its closing in 1932.

The buildings were demolished in the late 1930’s.

Flour mill1 Daly House Museum Western Canada Flour Mills, ca. 1908. photo: Daly House Museum.

Signs on the buildings read: Purity Flour, Oat Meal, Feed Mill, and Western Canada Flour Mills Co. Ltd.

Daly House Museum

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THE GREEN SPOT

Hopper Feeder Green Spot

Small Hopper Feeder

• This feeder’s screens are made of patented, expanded mesh with a rust-resistant polyester powder-coat finish keep its new appearance year after year.
• The durable, plastic construction is made from 14 recycled plastic containers, with built-in drainage to help keep the seed dry.

In the Countryside

Lake Clementi area Jo-Anne Douglas

South of Brandon, near Lake Clementi

photograph by Jo-Anne Douglas

 

THE CINNAMON TREE

SC jewellery The Cinnamon Tree

Simon Chang

How to sit fit at your keyboard and monitor.

Jordan Ludwig, owner, Brandon Business Interiors

Jordan Ludwig, owner, Brandon Business Interiors

Here are some tips on positioning courtesy of Allseating: 

The key to keying

Using a keyboard tray to help prevent wrist pain and repetitive strain injuries.

While keying, keep your arms at right angles (aim for 90 degrees) and close to your body.

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Your wrists should be straight so you don’t see any wrinkles.

Keep your mouse close to the keyboard – preferably on a mousing platform – to minimize reaching.

Monitoring your posture

Your monitor height keeps your back straight and your head up, which is crucial to avoiding neck strain and injuries.

Align your monitor so it’s centered between your shoulder blades and positioned about an arm’s length away from your face.

The height should be so that the top line of text you’re reviewing is at or just below eye level.

BRANDON BUSINESS INTERIORS

Concourse 2 Brandon Business Interiors office furniture

Concourse Layout 2

Concourse uses refined materials that include laminated wood, powder-coated metal, and glass to provide residential warmth and sophistication.