Historic Sites of Manitoba: Northern Crown Bank Building / Royal Bank Building (968 Main Street, Winnipeg)
This two-storey brick building at the corner of Main Street and Selkirk Avenue in Winnipeg was built in 1906 as a branch of the Northern Crown Bank. In 1918, renovations designed by architect John Hamilton Gordon Russell and built by contractor Aaron Grey turned it into a branch of the Royal Bank of Canada.
Memorable Manitobans: John Hamilton Gordon Russell (1863-1946)
Memorable Manitobans: Aaron Grey (1865-1962)
Manitoba Business: Northern Crown Bank
Manitoba Business: Royal Bank of Canada
City of Winnipeg Building Permit 883/1918, City of Winnipeg Archives.
Henderson’s Winnipeg and Brandon Directories, Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries.
We thank Kerrin Asmundson, Jordan Makichuk, and George Penner for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 18 September 2022
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