Guaranteed Pure Milk bottle

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After restoration, in August 2011
Before restoration, in June 2009

The Guaranteed Pure Milk bottle is a landmark water tower in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, located at 1025 Lucien L'Allier Street. The 6 tonnes (13,000 lb), 10-metre (33 ft)-high Art Deco structure was designed in 1930 by architects Hutchison, Wood & Miller as advertising for the Guaranteed Pure Milk Company.[1]

The giant riveted steel quart of milk was built by Dominion Bridge Company. It has a 250,000-litre (66,000 US gal; 55,000 imp gal) capacity.[2][3]

In 2009, it was restored after years of disrepair, thanks to the efforts of volunteers, $100,000 in private donations, and lobbying by Heritage Montreal.[1][3]

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  1. ^ a b "Milk bottle restored". CTV Montreal. Oct 26, 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-29. 
  2. ^ Riga, Andy (Sep 14, 2009). "Don't cry over guaranteed pure milk bottle - it's getting a makeover". Montreal Gazette. Retrieved 2009-10-29. 
  3. ^ a b Pepin, Frédéric (2009-10-26). "La pinte est blanche à nouveau". Agence QMI (French: Canoe). Retrieved 2009-10-29. 

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Coordinates: 45°29′45″N 73°34′22″W / 45.4959°N 73.5727°W / 45.4959; -73.5727