Another archival view of the sign


Here’s our beloved sign in the mid-50s, looking east towards the Jacques-Cartier Bridge. If it was taken in 1956, as the record suggests, then this complicates the timeline I’d established during my initial research. At that point, I stated rather ambiguously: “After Ogilvie purchased Lake of the Wood Milling, in 1954, the sign was changed to ‘FARINE FIVE ROSES FLOUR’.” So: although the purchase went through in 1954, the sign wasn’t changed until at least 1956. Photo courtesy of Martin Bérubé at ProposMontréal (check out his wonderful site!); image originally from the archives of CN.

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