Ghost Signs

  52 Albert Street (North)
  Address:

52 Albert Street (North)

  Ghost Sign Transcribed:
  • GREGG BUILDING
  • LEAPER AGENCIES
  • REPRESENTING
  • Lady Galt by NEWLANDS-HARDING
  • First in fashion
  • first with guaranteed
  • hand knitting yarns
  • DOBBIE INDUSTRIES, A DIVISION OF GALT ONTARIO
  • EVERLASTING VALVE COMPANY LIMITED
  • ROYAL KNITTING COMPANY LIMITED & GOLD GLOVE LIMITED
  • WILDER'S
  • STOMACH POWDER
  • FAST - LONG - LASTING RELIEF
  • FRED RUMBLE LIMITED
  • REPRESENTING
  • MCGREGOR HOSIERY MILL LTD
  • HAPPY FOOT
  • The CUSHION Foot Sock
  • C. TURNBULL COMPANY
  • CEETEE?
  • UNDERWEAR FOR THE FAMILY
  • NOZIC BROS.
  History:

George R. Gregg and Company

In 1897, George Gregg founded George R. Gregg and Company as a silk and curio importer. Gregg was a Winnipeg-based salesman and manufacturer’s agent who saw the market potential for luxurious Japanese silks. As product demand grew, so did the company’s offering. The company quickly expanded its offering to include textiles, chinaware, novelties and toys. By tapping into the Oriental trade early and offering a diverse product line, the company was able to carve a profitable market in the luxury trade. In 1902, the company erected the Gregg Building at 52 Albert Street as a product warehouse. Two years later, the company moved its head office to Toronto and opened a branch office in Vancouver, with the Winnipeg building served as a branch office and storage warehouse. By 1912, the company had four, full-time sales representatives serving Ontario and Western Canada. Unfortunately, a few decades later, the company was a shadow of its former self, selling scarves and handkerchiefs through a lone agent before closing down in the mid 1950’s.

Fred Rumble Agencies

Fred Rumble Agencies opened its offices in the Gregg Building in the 1920s, representing the MacGregor lines.

Leaper Agencies

Leaper Agencies opened its offices in the Gregg Building in the 1920s, representing the Galt Knitting Mill of Ontario.

Wilder’s Stomach Powder

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