Historic Sites of Manitoba: Union Bank Building / Deloraine Times Building (109 North Railway Avenue, Deloraine, Municipality of Deloraine-Winchester)

The former Deloraine Times Building in Deloraine, in the Municipality of Deloraine-Winchester, was built in September 1899 as a branch of the Union Bank, by local pioneers and businessmen A. P. Stewart and F. T. Stewart. The Royal Bank absorbed the Union Bank in 1925 and the building continued as a financial institution until 1940 when the structure was sold to William Bourns, owner of the Deloraine Times and Star.

The newspaper was located in the former bank until the mid-1980s. The centrepiece of this Romanesque-inspired structure was the main floor façade with its brick arch and central keystone over the large window and entrance. Segmental arches, fanciful brick work above the second floor windows and a metal cornice with support brackets added a decorative touch.

The building was designated as a municipal historic site in May 1994 but was de-designated in late 2001 and demolished.

Former site of the Union Bank Building at Deloraine

Former Union Bank Building at Deloraine (no date)
Source: Historic Resources Branch

Former site of the Union Bank Building at Deloraine

Former site of the Union Bank Building at Deloraine (2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.19340, W100.49333
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Manitoba Business: Union Bank of Canada

MHS Centennial Business: Deloraine Times & Star


Union Bank Building (Deloraine Times Building), Manitoba Historic Resources Branch.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 2 July 2019

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