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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Bank of Hamilton Building (395 Main Street, Winnipeg)

Designed by Winnipeg architect J. D. Atchison and constructed between 1916 and 1918, this building was one of four major banks on “Bankers’ Row” along Main Street. It was the last major office building erected during the city’s early boom period, and served as the Manitoba headquarters of the Bank of Hamilton which merged with the Bank of Commerce in 1923. This plaque is mounted on the northwest corner of the building. Restoration of the building was given a Conservation Award by Heritage Winnipeg and the structure is a municipally-designated historic site.

Bank of Hamilton Building

Bank of Hamilton Building (June 2014)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Bank of Hamilton commemorative plaque

Bank of Hamilton commemorative plaque (2009)
Source: City of Winnipeg

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.89699, W97.13851
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: John Danley Atchison (1870-1959)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites

Sources:

Bank of Hamilton Building (395 Main Street), City of Winnipeg Historical Buildings Committee, September 1982.

Information for this page was provided by The City of Winnipeg’s Planning, Property and Development Department, which acknowledges the contribution of the Government of Manitoba through its Heritage Grants Program.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 December 2019

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