Historic Sites of Manitoba: Union Bank Building / Royal Bank Building / Sperling Telephone Exchange Building / Sperling Legion Hall (Main Street, Sperling, RM of Morris)

Formerly located at the southeast corner Main Street and Waddell Street in Sperling, in the Rural Municipality of Morris, this two-storey brick building was built as a branch of the Union Bank of Canada.

In 1925, when the bank merged with the Royal Bank of Canada, it continued as a branch of the new company until closing in 1931. The building was then used to house local circuitry for the Manitoba Telephone System. The building was later used as the Sperling Legion Hall.

The building was demolished by the municipal government in September 2011.

Sperling Legion Hall beside the Sperling War Memorial

Sperling Legion Hall beside the Sperling War Memorial (October 2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.50850, W97.70495
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Manitoba Business: Union Bank of Canada

Manitoba Business: Royal Bank of Canada

MHS Centennial Business: Manitoba Government Telephones / Manitoba Telephone System / MTS Allstream / Bell MTS

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Sperling War Memorial (Main Street, Sperling, RM of Morris)


Story of Sperling by Robert “Bob” Holloway, 1994 page 23.

Furrows in the Valley compiled by the Morris History Book Committee edited by Lenore Eidse, page 739.

This page was prepared by Jordan Makichuk and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 24 March 2023

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