Nord Sud Est OuestPosted: December 6, 2015
If you live in Montreal you probably recognize this view. You see it as you drive south on Clark Street, just before the underpass to get into Mile End. The rusty water tower stands out starkly against the sky, and I’ve always wanted to sketch it. New York City has tons of these rooftops reservoirs, but there aren’t many in Montreal, and on a Sunday morning you can sometimes find a spot to park where you can see the tower. As I was sketching I realized that I didn’t know much about the building it sits on. I could just make out the faded word “Warehouse” on the brick but not much more, and because the structure in sandwiched between a one-way street and some railway tracks, I’ve probably never gotten very close to it. Back home, a little Google sleuthing turned up little more. The building is called St. Lawrence Warehouse but most of what I found were links to a musical collective of the same name. So what was this warehouse used for? What’s in there now? Still hoping to find out more.