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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Union Bank Building / Royal Bank Building (409 Selkirk Avenue, Winnipeg)

This two-storey brick building at the corner of Selkirk Avenue and Salter Street in Winnipeg was by designed by local architect Raymond Marwood-Elton Carey and built in 1917 by the firm of Carter-Hall-Aldinger at a cost of about $16,000, as a branch for the Union Bank of Canada.

The bank occupied the building from 1917 to 1925 and it became a branch of the Royal Bank of Canada following the 1925 merger of the two banks. It closed about 1979 when the bank opened a new branch on McGregor Street. It has been occupied continuously by Chochy's Pawn & Swap Shop since 1983.

Former Royal Bank Building on Selkirk Avenue

Former Royal Bank Building on Selkirk Avenue (March 2022)
Source: Jordan Makichuk

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.91456, W97.14123
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Raymond Marwood-Elton Carey (1883-1975)

Manitoba Business: Carter-Halls-Aldinger

Manitoba Business: Union Bank of Canada

Manitoba Business: Royal Bank of Canada

Sources:

City of Winnipeg Building Permit 328/1917, City of Winnipeg Archives.

Monuments to Finance, Volume II: Early Bank Architecture in Winnipeg, Report of the City of the Winnipeg Historical Buildings Committee by David Spector, August 1982.

This page was prepared by Jordan Makichuk.

Page revised: 11 June 2022

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