Bank of Montreal - Rossland, BC
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N 49° 04.618 W 117° 48.012
11U E 441561 N 5436320
Quick Description: The Bank of Montreal is on the corner of Columbia and Washington Street at 2004 Columbia Ave.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 1/29/2015 8:21:22 PM
Waymark Code: WMNA75
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
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Long Description:
Built between 1898 and 1899, the bank was only one of five major Canadian banks competing in Rossland. This magnificent brick building provided a refreshing permanence amongst a sea of wooden structures. The cornerstone bears the altitude bench mark of 3410 ft above sea level.

F.M. Rattenbury, the architect, also designed the Parliament buildings in Victoria. J.S.C. Fraser, a colourful relative of Simon Fraser, was the first Bank Manager.

The building is now partially occupied by the Rossland Chamber of Commerce and several small businesses, while other areas of the building are undergoing renovation.

This building is registered in the Rossland Heritage Register.

This is a colourized photo taken in 1908, when the bank was about 10 years old. The photos were taken from across Columbia Avenue looking north.

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Year photo was taken: 1908

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