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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Canadian Bank of Commerce Building (122 Main Street, Dauphin)

This two-storey brick building on Main Street in Dauphin was designed by architect Victor Daniel Horsburgh with local supervision by Joseph Henry Bossons. It was built between 1909 and 1910 by contractors R. B. Riddell and Ralph King as a branch of the Canadian Bank of Commerce at a cost of about $25,000.

Measuring 44 feet by 32 feet, the main floor contained the banking hall which was finished in stucco and had heavy plaster Paris cornices with enrichments while the second floor contained a four-bedroom apartment which served as the manager’s private suite.

In 1961, it became the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce following the bank's merger with the Imperial Bank of Canada. The building is now being used for law offices.

The former Canadian Bank of Commerce Building at Dauphin

The former Canadian Bank of Commerce Building at Dauphin (June 2017)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N51.15013, W100.04896
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Victor Daniel Horsburgh (1865-1947)

Memorable Manitobans: Joseph Henry Bossons (1859-1938)

Manitoba Business: Canadian Bank of Commerce


“Handsome building,” Manitoba Free Press, 25 June 1909, page 12.

Dauphin: A Historical Walking Tour, City of Dauphin.

This page was prepared by George Penner, Jordan Makichuk, and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 April 2023

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