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Duffin Block (Birt Saddlery)

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The Duffin Block, has its connections to pioneer photographer Simon Duffin and to the contraction boom of 1881-82.

Duffin came to the Red River area in 1872. He operated from a small Main Street shop and business proved successful enough to warrant the building of his own studio at Bannatyne and Main.





Year Built Heritage Status Date Material Floors/Square footage
1881 Inventory

Cornice and pediment only detailing.

1 storey/5,132 total floor space

Original Use Present Use Address Architect
Offices/Retail Retail 474 Main Street T.H. Parr





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