Milk bottle restored
Published Monday, October 26, 2009 3:36PM EDT
Montreal's most famous milk bottle is looking a lot fresher today.
In a nod to eccentric urban art, the six-tonne Guaranteed Pure Milk Co. bottle at 1025 Lucien-L'Allier St. has finally been restored after years of disrepair.
Designed in 1930 by architects Hutchison, Wood & Miller, the nearly 10-metre-high Art Deco structure has been given a fresh coat of paint thanks to volunteers, including the Dairy Association of Quebec.
Repairs to the riveted steel water tank cost $100,000 in private donations, with major lobbying by Heritage Montreal.