Winnipeg Architecture Foundation



618 Main Street

Formerly:Royal Bank
Address:618 Main Street
Use:Royal Trading Ltd.
Original Use:Bank
Architects:S. G. Davenport (Montreal)
F. N. Ruttan (Local supervising architect)
Contractors:Commonwealth Construction Co. Ltd.

Design Characteristics

  • Site: 27,33 x 89 ft. (8.33 x 27.13 m)
  • Plan area: 2,376 sq. ft. (220.73 sq m)
  • Gross floor area: 5,076 sq. ft. (471.56 sq. m) or 5,346 sq. ft (496.64 sq. m)
  • One storey building with partial basement constructed with reinforced concrete footings and piers
  • Interior mezzanine level overlooks entrance
  • Superstructure constructed with 12" thick masonry walls, a wood frame reinforced with steel, and a 5-ply tar and gravel roof on a wooden deck

Locations of Supporting Information

  • City of Winnipeg Archives
  • University of Manitoba Libraries, Department of Archives and Special Collections, Winnipeg Tribune Subject Clipping Research Files