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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Merchants Bank Building / Bank of Montreal Building (75 Hampton Street, MacGregor, Municipality of North Norfolk)

This two-storey, red brick building in MacGregor, in the Municipality of North Norfolk, was built in 1912 for the Merchants Bank of Canada. It became a branch of the Bank of Montreal following the 1922 merger of the two banks. Used until 1978, it later housed the municipal library and archives on its main floor with rental suites on the second floor. It is now entirely private accommodations.

A plaque on an exterior wall of the building commemorates the centenary of the town’s founding, in 1981. A time capsule behind the plaque is planned to be opened at the bicentenary, in July 2081.

The former Merchants Bank building in MacGregor

The former Merchants Bank building in MacGregor (September 2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

The former Merchants Bank building in MacGregor

The former Merchants Bank building in MacGregor (October 2017)
Source: George Penner

MacGregor Centennial Plaque

MacGregor Centennial Plaque (March 2021)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.96630, W98.77725
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Merchants Bank Building / Bank of Montreal Building (22 Second Avenue, Austin, Municipality of North Norfolk)

Manitoba Business: Merchants Bank of Canada

Manitoba Business: Bank of Montreal

Historic Sites of Manitoba: North Norfolk - MacGregor Archives (35 Hampton Street East, MacGregor, Municipality of North Norfolk)

Sources:

Through Fields and Dreams: A History of the R.M. of North Norfolk and MacGregor, Volume 2, 1998, page 996.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough, George Penner, and Rose Kuzina.

Page revised: 17 November 2022

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