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Monday, 22 May 2017

Canadian Bank of Commerce's Prairie-type bank branches


Over the past few weeks I have written about the Canadian Bank of Commerce branches in both Elkhorn and Rivers, Manitoba.

Both buildings were designed by architects Darling and Pearson of Toronto and prefabricated by B .C Mills timber and Trading Company of Vancouver. Between 1906 and 1912, the bank erected about 70 of them in towns across the West.

For my column in this week's Winnipeg Free Press, I thought I would take a more detailed look at the history of the commerce's "Prairie-type" bank branches.

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