Yukon Register of Historic PlacesYRHP

Bank Of Commerce

Bank Of Commerce

Bank Of Commerce

Bank Of Commerce

Bank Of Commerce

Character Defining Elements

Bank Of Commerce

Character Defining Elements

Key elements contributing to the heritage value of this site include:

- its location in Dawson's business section, relatively isolated from the predominantly wooden structures;

- its rugged, northern setting within the Dawson Historical Complex National Historic Site of Canada, as well as its spatial relationships with other buildings within the complex;

- its cubic two-storey massing under a very low hip roof;

- its Renaissance Revival design with a four-bay symmetrically organized facade, side entry, classically-inspired ornamentation including pilasters, dentilled cornice topped by finials, and alternating pedimented and arched window surrounds on the ground floor with bracketed mouldings above;

- its pressed metal facing worked to resemble stone, particularly in its imitation rustication, fluted pilasters, and decorated entablature topped with anthemion;

- its light-weight platform frame wood construction;

- its original interior plan and remaining original interior furnishings and finishes;

- viewscapes toward the building from Queen and Front streets and from the river.