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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Canadian Bank of Commerce Vault (Durban, Municipality of Swan Valley West)

A concrete bank vault, partially buried in the ground, stands in the village of Durban in the Municipality of Swan Valley West. At one time, it was situated inside a Bank of Commerce on the village’s Main Street. The bank building was later used as a pool hall and then a general store. It was destroyed in fire in 1960. A mound of soil in front of the vault’s entrance was placed there by the municipality to dissuade children from playing inside.

Bank of Commerce Bank Vault

Bank of Commerce vault at Durban (no date)
Source: Ken Storie

Bank of Commerce Bank Vault

Bank of Commerce vault at Durban (August 2017)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Bank of Commerce Bank Vault

Interior of the Bank of Commerce vault at Durban (August 2017)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N51.92927, W101.44050
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

This page was prepared by Ken Storie and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 4 August 2017

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