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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Union Bank Building / Royal Bank Building / Somerset Lorne Citizens Museum (302 Third Street, Somerset, Municipality of Lorne)

This two-storey brick building at the southeast corner of Third Street and Railway Avenue in Somerset in the Municipality of Lorne was built in 1916 for owner Jack Wade. The ground floor was occupied by a branch of the Union Bank of Canada from 1916 to 1925. When the bank merged in 1925 with the Royal Bank of Canada, it continued as a branch of the new company until the 1970 when the bank built a new branch across the street.

The building is presently home to the Somerset Lorne Citizens Museum.

Union Bank of Canada at Somerset

Union Bank of Canada at Somerset (no date)
Source: Reflections - reflets by Somerset History Book Committee, 2000, page 159

Somerset Lorne Citizens Museum

Somerset Lorne Citizens Museum (September 2016)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.41098, W98.65864
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Manitoba Business: Union Bank of Canada

Manitoba Business: Royal Bank of Canada


Reflections - reflets by Somerset History Book Committee, 2000, page 159.

This page was prepared by Jordan Makichuk and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 23 March 2023

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