Manitoba Municipal Heritage Site No. 100

Bank Vault, Old Deloraine
NE 30-2-22 WPM
Deloraine area

Bank Vault, Old Deloraine
Designation Date: October 13, 1993
Designation Authority: The R.M. of Winchester
Present Owner: privately owned

The Old Deloraine Bank Vault is the only remaining tangible link to the origins of Deloraine, one of the first communities established along the Boundary Commission Trail in western Manitoba. In 1883 A.P. and Frederick Thomas Stuart established a bank in the town and contracted local stonemason George Rickard to build the all-important vault. Deloraine was then conveniently situated in the vicinity of the area’s first land titles office, but was moved eight kilometres northwest in 1886 when the railway arrived, leaving behind this stalwart thick-walled fieldstone structure.