This two-storey brick building at the southeast corner of Logan Avenue and Sherbrook Street (formerly Nena Street) in Winnipeg, measuring 25 feet by 50 feet, was built in 1910 as a branch for the Union Bank of Canada. It was designed by local architects Lewis H. Jordan and Walter Percy Over and built by contractor William Horner at a cost of about $10,000.
The Union Bank occupied this building from 1910 to 1925. Following the 1925 merger of the Union Bank with the Royal Bank, it operated as a branch of the Royal Bank of Canada from 1925 until closing in 1939.
It was occupied at the time of a 2021 site visit by the Sunshine House community drop-in and resource centre.
Former Royal Bank Building on Logan Avenue (no date)
Source: University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections, Winnipeg Tribune Photo Collection
Former Royal Bank Building on Logan Avenue (April 2021)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough
Former Royal Bank Building on Logan Avenue (May 2022)
Source: Jordan Makichuk
Former Royal Bank Building on Logan Avenue (June 2022)
Source: Nathan Kramer
Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.90777, W97.15250
denoted by symbol on the map above
Memorable Manitobans: Walter Percy Over (1874-1944)
Memorable Manitobans: William Horner (1860-1916)
Manitoba Business: Union Bank of Canada
Manitoba Business: Royal Bank of Canada
City of Winnipeg Building Permit 1334/1910, City of Winnipeg Archives.
We thank Gordon Goldsborough for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Jordan Makichuk and Nathan Kramer.
Page revised: 18 March 2023
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