Saint John and It's Business
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Bank of New Brunswick, Prince William Street, Saint John, New BrunswickObject number: 1996.44.18
Gallery: Saint John and It's Business
Object Name: photograph
Title: Bank of New Brunswick, Prince William Street, Saint John, New Brunswick
Artist: Woodburn & McClure
Date: c. 1865
Medium: unmounted albumen print carte-de-visite
Dimensions: overall: 5.5 x 9.5 cm
Credit Line: Purchase, 1996
Notes: The Act of Incorporation for the Bank of New Brunswick took place on 25 March 1820. The Bank of New Brunswick is credited with playing a major role in the economic development of the province during the 19th and the early 20th centuries. A booming lumber industry and a growing shipbuilding industry made Saint John the logical choice for the site of a bank .Also waves of immigration resulted in the commercial growth of the region and especially Saint John itself. The stockholders of the New Bank met at the Exchange Coffee House in Saint John on 12 June 1820 to elect a Board of Directors. Many of the city’s leading citizens in law, politics and business attended.

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