Heritage Buildings - Nelson Street / CIBC Building - 204 Nelson Street

Building Code 574.D.26
Origins Built as a CIBC
The Bank of Commerce Building occupies the corner location at the Northwest junction of Nelson Street and Seventh Avenue with its façade overlooking the most intact portions of the historic streetscapes on each.
Heritage Value
The Bank of Commerce was established in the Cain Block in 1909 and as such is the oldest continuously operating banking operation in Virden. This building, originally two stories, and erected in 1919, is our oldest continuously occupied bank building. It valued for that role in the commercial development of Virden, and for the element of the original façade that were retained when it was extensively remodeled.
Character Defining
Key elements that define the exterior heritage character of the Bank of Commerce Building include:
- the dark brick and dressed stone construction including its attractive finely detailed window treatment
Site History Formerly on This Site:

Benjamin Meek – groceries.
Kerik Groceries & Ernie’s Grocery

CIBC first operated out of  Cain Block
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