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Sydney in Cape Breton Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia — The Atlantic Provinces
 

Royal Bank Lion

 
 
Royal Bank Lion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 20, 2019
1. Royal Bank Lion Marker
Inscription.  This statue stood on top of the Royal Bank of Canada building at the corner of Charlotte and Dorchester Streets from 1901 to 1976. The bank was erected when the Sydney Steel Plant, the major event in the industrialization of the area, was being built. The standing position of the lion indicates that Britain was then at war with the Boers in South Africa.

Erected by the Royal Bank of Canada, in cooperation with the Old Sydney Historical Society, 1980.
 
Erected 1980 by Royal Bank of Canada and Old Sydney Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1901.
 
Location. 46° 8.548′ N, 60° 11.92′ W. Marker is in Sydney, Nova Scotia, in Cape Breton Regional Municipality. Marker is at the intersection of Esplanade and York Street, on the left when traveling north on Esplanade. Marker and sculpture are located beside the sidewalk, near the Port of Sydney building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 90 Esplanade, Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P 1A1, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
Royal Bank Lion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 21, 2019
2. Royal Bank Lion Marker
(Port of Sydney building in background)
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of this marker. Joseph Frederick Wallet DesBarres (within shouting distance of this marker); Sir John George Bourinot (within shouting distance of this marker); "Northern Friends" (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Cossit House (about 120 meters away); Sir Peter D. Macdonald (about 120 meters away); St. George's Church (about 150 meters away); J.F.W. DesBarres (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Sydney's Heritage Conservation District (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sydney.
 
Also see . . .  Royal Bank adopts new corporate name & logo. (Aug 24, 2001) The new logo features the letters "RBC" as well as modified drawing of "Leo" the lion who's been a part of the Royal logo since 1901. (Submitted on April 17, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Royal Bank Lion image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 21, 2019
3. Royal Bank Lion
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 15, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 49 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 17, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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