Constructed in 1907, the Canadian Bank of Commerce (later known as the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce) is a structure representative of the economic expansion that was occurring in the community at the time. With the railway creating a hub for the region, the Canadian Bank of Commerce was eager to compete in the Western grain trade and appeal to ranchers and natural gas producers in the area. Notably, it is one of only a few surviving buildings from the pre-World War I era in the downtown core today.
|Canadian Bank of Commerce ca. 1915
|Ghosting image showing my current shot merged with the archival one.
|Another ghosting image of the past merged with my 2012 image.