Historic Sites of Manitoba: Union Bank Building / Virden Land Titles Office (184 Nelson Street West, Virden)

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This two-storey brick building near the junction of Nelson Street West and Seventh Avenue South in Virden was constructed in 1888. From 1895 to 1912, it was occupied by a branch of the Union Bank of Canada. When the bank moved to a new building next door, it housed the Virden Land Titles Office until about 1942.

Later occupants included a barber shop. In 1987, it was purchased by the Bank of Nova Scotia which occupied the building and renovated it to become part of the same building.

Land Title Registrars


Land Title Registrar


W. T. B. Kennedy


Arthur George Hay (1862-1931)


James Henderson Chalmers (1876-1942)

Photos & Coordinates

The former Union Bank Building at Virden

The former Union Bank Building at Virden (November 2009)
Source: Ken Storie

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.85037, W100.93113
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Manitoba Business: Union Bank of Canada

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Boissevain Land Titles Building (North Railway Street, Boissevain)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Brandon Land Titles Building (705 Princess Avenue, Brandon)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Carman Land Titles Building (Second Street SW, Carman)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Dauphin Land Titles Building (308 Main Street South, Dauphin)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Morden Land Titles Building (351 Stephen Street, Morden)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Neepawa Land Titles Building (329 Hamilton Street, Neepawa)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Newcomb’s Hollow - Old Deloraine Land Titles Office (Municipality of Deloraine-Winchester)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Portage Land Titles Building (103 Third Street NE, Portage la Prairie)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Stonewall Land Titles Building / Stonewall Town Hall (293 Main Street, Stonewall)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Union Bank Building / Virden Land Titles Office (190 Nelson Street West, Virden)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Winnipeg Land Titles Building (433 Broadway, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Union Bank Building / Bank of Nova Scotia Building (190 Nelson Street, Virden)


Public Accounts, 1912-1943, Legislative Library of Manitoba.

The Virden Story by Ida Clingan, Virden: Empire Publishing Company, 1957, pages 62-63. [Legislative Library of Manitoba]

Original Union Bank Building, 190 Nelson Street, Virden Downtown Heritage District.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Ken Storie.

Page revised: 6 October 2023

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