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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Trader’s Bank Building / Dominion Bank Building (389 Eveline Street, Selkirk)

The Trader’s Bank was incorporated by an Act of Parliament in 1885 and began moving operations west by the turn of the century. It came to Selkirk with the completion of this three-storey brick building. In July 1903, Garson Quarries began work on the foundation, while J. M. Beattie was in charge of building construction. The first floor was shared by the bank and Moody’s hardware; the second floor provided space for many of the city’s professional offices, while the third floor had several residential apartments. The truncated corner of the building, its main defining feature, was intended to attract customers from the street.

The bank’s residency was short-lived, as it was replaced by the Dominion Bank in 1909. The building is a municipally designated historic site as of 1989. The façade presents many interesting architectural details such as oak woodwork, hardwood floors and skylights in the apartments.

The former Trader’s Bank Building at Selkirk

The former Trader’s Bank Building at Selkirk (September 2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

The former Trader’s Bank Building at Selkirk

The former Trader’s Bank Building at Selkirk (December 2017)
Source: George Penner

The former Trader’s Bank Building at Selkirk

The former Trader’s Bank Building at Selkirk (May 2019)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.14390, W96.86930
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historical Tour: Selkirk, Manitoba by Wendy G. Smulan
Manitoba History, Number 34, Autumn 1997

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites

Sources:

Trader’s Bank Building, Manitoba Historic Resources Branch.

Heritage Buildings of Selkirk, City of Selkirk.

We thank Tim Worth, Rose Kuzina, George Penner, and Oksana Preachuk and Jaydi Overwater (City of Selkirk, Culture Recreation & Green Transportation Department) for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 3 February 2022

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