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Water St. S. 0014 - Bank - 2 storey - Merchants Bank    <font size="2" color="blue">Demolished </font> Cambridge 

Water St. S. 0014 - Bank - 2 storey - Merchants Bank Demolished Cambridge

1887 - 1919

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    Birth  1887  14 Water St. S., Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Unknown 
    Alt Address  Merchants Bank, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Former Geographic Area  Galt 
    Name  Merchants Bank Cambridge 
    Died  Moved 1919 
    Person ID  I585  Buildings and Organizations
    Last Modified  18 May 2012 

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    14 Water St. S., Cambridge, Ontario
    Merchants Bank 1897
    From 1897 Jubilee Souvenir of Galt

  • Notes 
    • The Merchants Bank, founded in 1861, opened its Galt branch on March 1, 1868 on the site of the Commercial Bank. The first office was at the southeast corner of Water Street and Dickson at the site now occupied by the Montreal Trust building. The first manager of the Merchants Bank was William Cooke who managed the branch until 1875. In 1887 the Merchants Bank moved into the northern most end of the newly complete Imperial Block at 14 Water Street South and remained there until 1919 when a new bank building was erected on the northeast corner of the intersection of Main and Water Street. At the time this building, housing the Bank of Montreal, was considered one of the finest banking buildings west of Toronto. The Merchants Bank ceased operation between 1921 and 1922 when it was absorbed by the Bank of Montreal. The picture of the Bank of Montreal (on the right) was taken in July 1997.

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