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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Union Bank Building / Royal Bank Building (Fourth Street, Rapid City, RM of Oakview)

This two-storey brick building at Rapid City, in the Rural Municipality of Oakview, was built in 1906 as a branch for the Union Bank of Canada. When the bank merged in 1925 with the Royal Bank of Canada, it continued as a branch of the new company. It closed until being closed in December 1994. Six years later, the building reopened as a shop selling antiques, collectibles, and groceries with residential space on the second floor.

The former Royal Bank Building in Rapid City

The former Royal Bank Building in Rapid City (June 2019)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.12064, W100.03456
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Manitoba Business: Union Bank of Canada

Manitoba Business: Royal Bank of Canada


“Banking in Rapid City” in Our Past for the Future: Rapid City and District by Rapid City Historical Book Society, 1978, pages 99-100.

“Rapid City Royal Bank to close in December,” Rivers Banner, 10 October 1994, page 1.

“Rapid City shop opens,” Brandon Sun, 9 July 2000, page 1.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and George Penner.

Page revised: 12 March 2022

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