This iconic building at the intersection of Portage Avenue and Main Street in Winnipeg was designed by the American architectural firm of McKim, Mead and White, and built between 1911 and 1911 (supervised by local architect John Nelson Semmens) at a cost of about $1,295,000. A monument in front of the building commemorates bank employees killed during the First World War. The building is a municipally-designated historic site.
Memorable Manitobans: John Nelson Semmens (1879-1960)
Manitoba Business: Bank of Montreal
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Bank of Montreal War Monument (Winnipeg)
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Bank of Montreal Building (426 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg)
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites
335 Main Street, The Bank of Montreal, Winnipeg Historical Buildings Committee, December 1980.
We thank George Penner for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 18 September 2023
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