Historic Sites of Manitoba: Merchants Bank Building (Railway Avenue, Sinclair, RM of Pipestone)

This small wooden building on Railway Avenue in Sinclair, in the Rural Municipality of Pipestone, was used as branch of the Merchants Bank of Canada from 1915 to 1922. The former bank building was sold to George Watson Milliken (1881-1961) who used it as a dwelling until 1931 when he sold it to Alfred Hewitt of Antler, Saskatchewan, who converted it into a store. In 1943, it was purchased by Howard Milton who moved the local post office and telephone exchange here from his home.

The former Merchants Bank building at Sinclair

The former Merchants Bank building at Sinclair (March 2020)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.56891, W101.28854
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Manitoba Business: Merchants Bank of Canada


Obituary [George Watson Milliken], Brandon Sun, 28 February 1961, page 5.

Trails Along the Pipestone by Pipestone History Project, 1981, pages 644-645.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by George Penner and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 17 February 2023

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