Pharmacie Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Historic 1937 Postcard
A beautiful pharmacy!
Caption from Art Deco digital collection at McGill:
A postcard showing the interior view of the Montreal Pharmacy, ca. 1937.
The Montreal Pharmacy was built in 1934 according to the designs of Quebec architect Raoul Gariépy. At the time of its opening, the interior was remarkable for its suspended ceiling decorated with silver leaves, beautiful frescoes, indirect fluorescent lighting, walnut satin-finish fixtures and clear-glass show cases. The upper floors housed the prescriptions laboratory which was entirely finished in black and white vitrolite and all furnishings in stainless steel. The structure still exists (2010) but no longer as a pharmacy. Instead, there are commercial services on the street level and condos in the upper levels.
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