Bank facts

Letter writer provides some information about Vernon's early financial institutions

In the article on the Phoenix Steak House, the author claims the building was built for the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce in 1914. But there was no such bank then.

It would have been either an Imperial Bank of Canada or a Canadian Bank of Commerce. The two did not merge until 1961. If my memory serves me correctly, the architecture is that of the Imperial Bank.


Howard Brown


Vernon Morning Star