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Hamilton Bank Building

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Identification

Hamilton Bank Building
217312

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Structure in General

low-rise building
existing [completed]
limestone
applied masonry
brown
chicago school

Usages

governmental office

Facts

  • Designated a National Historic Site in 1980.
  • Renovations were completed in 1982 and the building was occupied by civic offices.
  • The entrance vestibule and doors to the vault weigh 9 tons, with the front door alone weighing approximately 3 tons.
  • Public outcry saved this building from demolition in 1980.
  • Building construction was slow due to material shortages caused by WWI.
  • Concrete foundations run sixty feet down to bedrock.
  • The building is classified a Grade 1 building on the Municipal Buildings Conservation List, meaning it is an outstanding example of architectural and historic merit.
  • Designed by architect John D. Atchison who also designed the 13 storey National Bank Building and 8 storey Great-West Life Building, all located in the same block of downtown Winnipeg.
  • The walls in the entry foyer are Botticiano marble.
  • An ornate spiral staircase leads from the main floor to the mezzanine level of the banking hall.

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Location

395 Main Street
190 McDermot Avenue
395 Main Street
Winnipeg
Manitoba
Canada

Technical Data

110.13 ft
10
1
1916
1918

Involved Companies


F.B. Hoffman
Ingalls & Hoffman

Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
  • City landmark
  • National landmark
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