Historic Sites of Manitoba: Royal Bank Building (618 Main Street, Winnipeg)

This one-storey brick Royal Bank building at the southwest corner of Main Street and Logan Avenue in Winnipeg was designed by Montreal-based architect S. G. Davenport with supervision from local architect Frank Ruttan. It was constructed in 1946 by the Commonwealth Construction Company to replace a branch dating from 1921 that had been destroyed by fire in January 1946.

After the branch closed in the early 1980s, the building has hosted several retail stores.

Royal Bank Building

Royal Bank Building (February 2021)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.90258, W97.13628
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Francis Norlande “Frank” Ruttan (1885-1970)

Manitoba Business: Carter-Halls-Aldinger / Commonwealth Construction Company

Manitoba Business: Royal Bank of Canada


“Main Street bank ravaged by blaze,” Winnipeg Tribune, 16 January 1946, page 1.

618 Main Street, Winnipeg Architecture Foundation.

This page was prepared by George Penner.

Page revised: 27 December 2022

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