This two-storey brick building on Main Street North in Gilbert Plains was designed by architect Victor Daniel Horsburgh and constructed in 1912 as a branch of the Canadian Bank of Commerce. It became the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) after a 1961 merger with the Imperial Bank of Canada. The branch closed in 2017.
The former Canadian Bank of Commerce Building at Gilbert Plains (April 2018)
Source: George Penner
The former Canadian Bank of Commerce Building at Gilbert Plains (April 2023)
Source: Jordan Makichuk
Site Coordinates (lat/long): N51.14899, W100.48929
denoted by symbol on the map above
Memorable Manitobans: Victor Daniel Horsburgh (1865-1947)
Manitoba Business: Canadian Bank of Commerce
Settlers of the Plains by Olive Eleanor Alberta “Ollie” Brown assisted by C. Finnen, 1953, page 92.
We thank Jordan Makichuk for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by George Penner.
Page revised: 30 April 2023
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