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Imperial Bank of Canada / Imperial Bank of Commerce

9986 - 9990 Jasper Avenue.
This building housed the former Imperial Bank of Canada, the first bank to open a branch in Edmonton. Its presence in this location goes back to 1893. Later it became the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. Designed by Imperial Bank architect A.J. Everett along with the Edmonton firm of Rule, Wynn and Rule, construction of this building began in 1951 with the basement and ground floor. Six additional floors were added by 1954.
The building's architectural style is an excellent and very early example of Modern Classicism. The building illustrates the banking history in Edmonton since the Imperial Bank of Canada was the first chartered bank in Edmonton and was of primary importance to the city.