An architectural drawing by the firm Gardiner and Mercer of the Marpole office and plant of United Distillers Limited (Vancouver Archives Item : CVA 586-1957); and an engraving of the United Distillers plant (Vancouver Archives Item : CVA 99-2741), handsome enough to appear on either letterhead or stock certificates. The publicly traded company was commonly known as UDL, but that name would achieve a certain infamy with the IRS and the American courts on more than one occasion. To learn more, see my cross-post at VancouverisAwesome.com.

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