A house, off Abbott Ave. has one side full of ripe raspberry bushes during the summer. A sign reads “Free raspberries to good children”. The owner might give you a bush, for your garden, if you promise to return the container.
Monthly Archives: February 2014
Steam from the recreation center on a cold winter morning.
Another walk, as the sun sets over Westmount Park.
Waiting patiently, while it snows, as I take these pictures.
384 Metcalfe Avenue
Mrs. J. R. Clogg (wid) of J. R. Clogg and Company. Importers and wholesale dealers in foreign and Canadian fruits (1900s)
378 Metcalfe Avenue
John Irving, Managing director, Montreal Lithographic Company (1900s)
374 Metcalfe Avenue
H. H. Lang of Lang Manufacturing Company (1900s) biscuit and confectionary producers. They were the largest manufacturer of biscuits in Eastern Canada.
352 Metcalfe Avenue
F. Ramsay of A. Ramsay & Son (1900s) – Montreal Paint Makers (est. 1842) – “The right paint to paint right”. Importers of paints, oils, colors and artists’ materials. Also including English and Belgian sheet as well as polished plate glass.
344 Metcalfe Avenue
E. W. Gilman, Manager, Canadian Rand Drill Company (1900s).
Merged, in 1905, with the Ingersoll-Sergeant Drill Company to form the Ingersoll-Rand Company.
Company highlights include: providing drills for building the Panama Canal, invention of the Jackhammer (1912) (company tradename), and provided drills and compressors for Mount Rushmore (1927).
259 Metcalfe Avenue
Former home (1900s) of William Ross.
“During his business career he served either as president, vice-president, director, managing director, or general manager of 19 firms, including many related to transportation (such as Montreal Tramways Company and Pay-As-You-Enter Car Corporation), several electric companies (Beauharnois Electric Company, Canadian General Electric Company), others involved in resource development (Dominion Iron and Steel Company Limited, Asbestos Corporation of Canada), and a variety of financial and land companies.”