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St. John's in Division No. 1 (Avalon Peninsula), Newfoundland and Labrador — The Canadian Atlantic
 

Bank of British North America

1849

 
 
Bank of British North America Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 22, 2014
1. Bank of British North America Marker
Inscription. This Italianate style building, Newfoundland’s first commercial bank building, constructed in 1849 to the design of Halifax architect David Stirling. The mansard roof was added in 1885. Burnt out and rebuilt after the 1892 fire, it retains a very fine interior, designed by William Howe Greene, in the manager’s residence above the banking floor.
 
Erected by Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador.
 
Location. 47° 33.953′ N, 52° 42.383′ W. Marker is in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, in Division No. 1 (Avalon Peninsula). Marker is on Duckworth Street just from Soloman's Lane, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 276 Duckworth Street, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Former Bank of British North America (here, next to this marker); William Carson (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Masonic Temple (about 90 meters away); St. John the Baptist Anglican Cathedral (about 180 meters away); St. John’s Court House (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); (Royal Newfoundland Constabulary Monument)
Bank of British North America Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 22, 2014
2. Bank of British North America Marker
The marker is at the right corner of the building.
(approx. 0.3 kilometers away); O’Dwyer Block (approx. half a kilometer away); Thompson Building (approx. half a kilometer away). Click for a list of all markers in St. John's.
 
Also see . . .
1. Bank of British North America - Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland & Labrador. Formed in 1835, the Bank of British North America established its first colonial branch in Newfoundland in 1837. Subsequently, other branches were opened in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, British Columbia, the Yukon and in California. (Submitted on November 22, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 

2. Bank of British North America. Formed in 1835, the Bank of British North America established its first colonial branch in Newfoundland in 1837. Subsequently, other branches were opened in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, British Columbia, the Yukon and in California. (Submitted on November 22, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 237 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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