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Title: St. Lawrence Starch Company, Port Credit
Identifier: M475
Date of Original Photo: 1890
Date Built: 1889
Image Type: Slide
Subject: Historic buildings - Ontario - Port Credit
Location: 141 Lakeshore Road East

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Description: 141 Lakeshore Road East. Plan 300E, Lot 10,11. This photo appears to be an artistís conception of the St. Lawrence Starch Company in 1890. The St. Lawrence Starch Company was built on this site in 1889 under the management of John Gray. At this time the plant ground about 2,000 bushels of corn per week to produce corn starch and glucose for industrial use. Later products included Bee Hive Golden Syrup, Durham Corn Starch and Ivory Laundry Starch., as well as St. Lawrence Corn Oil. In 1915 the original frame building burned and was replaced by one of red brick. In 1990 the plant was closed. The smokestack was demolished in 1994. This photograph appeared in the Port Credit Weekly in 1950, showing the development of the starch works from its founding in 1889 to 1950. Listed on the Heritage Inventory.
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