Bank of British North America/La Bank of British North America
The BNA, which opened Dawson City’s first bank in a tent in 1898, moved into these premises in 1899. By providing the essential services of assaying, buying and shipping gold, it helped integrate the local currency of dust and nuggets into a cash economy. As larger gold companies with their own assayers and capital took over mining, the bank (since 1918 the Bank of Montreal) became a more peripheral service, providing a payroll service for the dredges. It closed in 1968 after the last gold dredge fell silent.
La BNA, qui a fondé la première banque de Dawson City dans une tente en 11898, s’est installée ici en 1899. Grâce aux services essentiels qu’elle fournissait (essai, achat et expédition de l’or), elle a contribué à faire en sorte que la monnaie locale (pépites et poussière d’or) puisse s’intégrer a une économie monétaire. À mesure que les grandes compagnies, qui avaient leurs propres essayeurs et leur propres capitaux, faisaient l’acquisition de la plupart des concessions minières, la banque (qui est devenue en 1918 la Banque de Montréal) a commencé à offrir des services complémentaires, tels que les services de paye pour les employés des dragues. La banque a cessé ses activités en 1968, après la fermeture de la dernière drague. Photo: Yukon Archives/National Museum of Canada Collection/Archives
Erected by Parks Canada/Parcs Canada.
Location. 64° 3.73′ N, 139° 26.056′ W. Marker is in Dawson City, Yukon Territory. Marker is at the intersection of 2nd Street and Queen Street on 2nd Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 978 2nd Street, Dawson City, Yukon Territory Y0B 1G0, Canada.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ruby’s Place/La maison de Ruby (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Dawson Daily News (about 120 meters away); K.T.M. Company (about 120 meters away); Harrington’s Store (about 150 meters away); Tribute to the Miner (about 150 meters away); Arctic Brotherhood Hall (about 180 meters away); Post Office/Le bureau de poste (about 180 meters away); Palace Grand Theatre/Le théâtre Grand Palace (about 210 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dawson City.
Also see . . . Bank of British North America - Wikipedia. (Submitted on July 22, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
Additional keywords. Klondike Gold Rush, banking
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Notable Buildings •
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