Heritage Buildings - Nelson Street / Original Union Bank Building - 190 Nelson Street

Building Code 574.D.28
ca. 1888
Origins Union Bank as of 1895
The Union Bank Building faces south from Nelson Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenues near other historic structures such as the Alexandra Hotel and the Frame & Miller Hardware Building
Heritage Value
The Union Bank Building, dating from 1888, is one of Virden’s oldest commercial structures, and is valued also as the site of a critical (and typical) service for any community – a bank. The Union Bank was the most ambitious banking operation active in small Manitoba communities in the early decades of the 20th century, and this branch was the first successful bank to be established in Virden.  The building also is valued as the site of the Land Titles Office during the later immigration era, and as The Victoria Club during the time of the First World War. After seeing a variety of commercial and office uses it was recently renovated for use by the neighbouring Scotiabank.

Character Defining
Key elements that define the exterior heritage character of the Union Bank Building include:
- the simple rectangular form, etc.

Site History Formerly on This Site:

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Land Titles Office (1912...).
It later served as the “Victory Club” during the Second World War,
Was renovated for use by the Bank of Nova Scotia next door. (1987)

1888 (1891 Photo) Was first Union Bank until other one was being built. After 1901.

Additional Information

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This building appears (far right) in this 1891 photo.
See close-up below..