"Mercury" - cast bronze weathervane on the top northwest corner of the Mercury Building at George and Dalhousie streets in the Byward market. 1898, artist unknown. Restored by Art Price. In 1898 the original purpose and meaning of this object was probably much different than how it is understood today. Its present value is strongest as a "period piece" with historical and romantic connotations. It might be that when "Mercury" was made that he was just a nice bit of architectural ornamentation purchased off the rack. “Originally built in 1923 as Larocque’s Department Store, Mercury Court was renovated and expanded by Barry Padolsky Associates Inc. Architects from 1989 to 1993; it is now home to this architectural firm. Features include the "Flying Mercury"weathervane, which adorned the Sun Life Building at Bank and Sparks Streets until 1949.”