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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Union Bank Building / Hamiota and District Archive (39 Maple Avenue East, Hamiota, Municipality of Hamiota)

The Hamiota and District Archive is a non-profit organization located in the Heritage Arts Centre in Hamiota. Established in February 1986, its purpose is to collect and preserve materials relevant to the Hamiota area. The group also compiled the two-volume local history book Hamiota: Grains of the Century. It is open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

The building in which the Archive is housed was built in 1898, as a branch of the Union Bank of Canada. It was absorbed by the Royal Bank in 1925, which operated the facility until 1977. The structure was originally three storeys tall but the uppermost storey was destroyed by fire in 1928. The second storey was then converted into an apartment for the bank manager. The building is a municipally designated historic site as of 1995.

Hamiota and District Archive

Hamiota and District Archive (September 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Hamiota and District Archive

Hamiota and District Archive (May 2021)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.17955, W100.59785
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Manitoba Business: Union Bank of Canada

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites


Union Bank Building (Royal Bank Building) 39 Maple Avenue E, Hamiota, Manitoba Historic Resources Branch.

We thank Rose Kuzina for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 4 February 2022

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