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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Union Bank Building / Bank of Nova Scotia Building (190 Nelson Street, Virden)

The Union Bank of Canada was the leading bank on the prairies. In the late 1890s, it was going through a period of expansion when this two-storey brick building at Virden replaced a previous premises next door. When the Great Depression forced most chartered banks to scale back, this bank branch closed and the building became the law offices of Brayford, Buckingham and Doak. In 1951, it was occupied by the Bank of Nova Scotia.

The former Union Bank Building at Virden

The former Union Bank Building at Virden (October 2017)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.85037, W100.93113
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Union Bank Building / Virden Land Titles Office (190 Nelson Street West, Virden)


This page was prepared by George Penner.

Page revised: 12 August 2019

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