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14 July 2012

1902 – Merchants Bank, Main Street, Winnipeg

Architect: Taylor & Gordon Winnipeg’s first steel framed building at seven storeys high. Merchants Bank of Canada was taken over by the Bank of Montreal in the early 1920s. Demolished to make way...

14 July 2012

1899 – Dominion Bank, 440 Main Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Architect: Darling & Pearson Beautiful turned corner with banking hall. Located at 440 Main Street, and demolished in 1966. Now an empty site.

04 July 2012

1899 – Canadian Bank of Commerce, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Architect: Darling & Pearson Dismantled stone by stone in 1910 and re-erected in Regina, Saskatchewan. A replacement bank building, even more grandiose was designed and built by Darling & Pearson.

03 July 2012

1880 – National Penny Bank & Artizans Dwellings, Clerkenwell, London

Architect: Henman & Harrison Illustration in The Building News, October 29th 1880. According to The Builder, August 7 1880: “This extensive pile of buildings, at the oorner of St. John’s-square and Clerkenwell-road, has...

08 June 2012

1730s – La Touche Bank, Cork Hill, Dublin

The La Touches were a Huguenots family from the Loire, who fled to Holland on the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes. They later moved to Ireland, becoming involved in the weaving trade...

01 June 2012

1910 – Weyburn Security Bank, Weyburn, Saskatchewan

Architect: Long, Lamoureux & Long Head office of The Weyburn Security Bank, which was the only Saskatchewan chartered bank to operate. The bank functioned from 1910 until 1931, and had 32 branch offices...

01 May 2012

1905 – Merchants Bank of Canada, Wetaskiwin, Alberta

Architect: Hogle & Davis

09 April 2012

1880 – Glamorganshire Banking Company, Aberavon, Glamorganshire

Architect: J.B. Fowler Bank branch for the Glamorganshire Banking Company – eventually a part of Lloyds Bank. “This building is now in course of erection in the main street of the town. The...

28 March 2012

1866 – Former Bank, Cornmarket, Dublin

Architect: Charles Geoghegan Former banch bank for the Royal Bank, later part of AIB. Now no longer used as a branch. Fine streetlevel facade with high but relatively plain banking office behind. The...