BY ROBERT IANTORNO — A few weeks back, I met with Eric and Graciela Robertson of Grey County Realty in Markdale. We were discussing heritage images of Main St for the Grey Highlands signage program when Graciela excitedly left the room and came back with this original, amazing photo of the current day Bank of Montreal Building on Main St.
I first came across the image of The Lucas Bank (a private institution) in the Markdale History book, and have posted it online and in print numerous times — but I never guessed that the original from 1898 was hanging in a realty office in town!
The mojo behind this kind of historical serendipity is profound — if this original photo was in Markdale all this time, just imagine what else is still out there!
Robert Iantorno is Community and Heritage Curator | Economic & Community Development, Municipality of Grey Highlands.
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