||Union Bank as
Bank Building faces south from Nelson Street between Sixth
Seventh Avenues near other historic structures such as the Alexandra
and the Frame & Miller Hardware Building
Bank Building, dating from 1888, is one of Virden’s
structures, and is valued also as the site of a critical (and typical)
for any community – a bank. The Union Bank was the most ambitious
operation active in small Manitoba communities in the early decades of
20th century, and this branch was the first successful bank to be
in Virden. The building also is valued as the site of the Land
Office during the later immigration era, and as The Victoria Club
the time of the First World War. After seeing a variety of commercial
office uses it was recently renovated for use by the neighbouring
that define the exterior heritage character of the Union
- the simple rectangular form, etc.
Land Titles Office (1912...).
It later served as the
during the Second World War,
Was renovated for use by the Bank of Nova Scotia next door.
1888 (1891 Photo) Was first Union Bank until other one was being built.
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This building appears (far right) in this 1891 photo.
See close-up below..