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coalminecanary Feb 13, 2014 3:32 PM

Some info about the film: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Trip_Down_Market_Street

It's interesting, these nerds have placed the date almost to the day based on license plate registrations and other observations.

Also, the cars were actually circling the camera - they hired people to drive in circles so that it would look like more cars than there actually were.

CaptainKirk Feb 17, 2014 5:39 AM

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Sam Manson Sporting Goods, 71 King Street West in April 1963.

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Mid 60's view of an HSR trolley, westbound on Main, at a stop in front of Tommy Grant's Variety at the Queenston Road traffic circle.

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Sanford Garage Yard in September of 1974

CaptainKirk Feb 17, 2014 5:45 AM

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Ideal Furniture. "King of Chrome", 227 King St. East - 1956

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187-? - This residence was located at the northeast corner of MacNab and Herkimer Streets. It was built by Hamilton merchant, James Osborne. Thomas Cockburn Kerr moved here in 1864 and called it Merksworth, in memory of his Scottish birthplace.

Later it was occupied by Frederick Broughton, general manager of the Great Western Railway, and finally by the Crerar family, who lived here for 70 years until 1953, when it was sold and demolished to make way for the Merksworth Apartments.

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189-? - Elmhurst, located at 182 Hughson Street South, was built in the latter half of the 1800s for John Calder, clothing manufacturer and founder of John Calder & Co. After his death in 1901, the estate was purchased by the James Person family, who lived there until 1914 when it was purchased by C.W. Moodie. This picture was donated by William Gage in 1996.


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The stately residence "Highfield", located at 362 Bay Street South, sat on 13 acres of property south of Aberdeen Avenue and was built by wealthy businessman, John Brown, using Ohio free stone with walls three to four feet thick. The architect of the project was F.J. Rastrick. In 1874, the property was purchased for $45,000 by Senator James Turner. Later in 1890 "Highfield" became the residence of Lord and Lady Aberdeen until his appointment as Governor General in 1893. In 1901, the house became a school for boys. It was destroyed by fire in 1918.

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CaptainKirk Feb 17, 2014 5:55 AM

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Originally the Sun Life Assurance Building, 1899, later the upper floors were added and it became the Federal Building - 72 James Street North, in 1947

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It's a garbage strike in 1950.....Caption: "Pickets at Hall--Civic workers picketed the City Hall today as the strike moved into its third day. Signs carried by pickets blamed Mayor Lloyd Jackson for the strike". Hamilton Spectator, Saturday August 12, 1950

The strike of the Local Five bargaining unit lasted five weeks (August 10th-September 15th) in 1950 and involved over 1000 men "outside workers": garbage men, water and sewer maintenance, grave diggers and others.

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A picketer and a truck with signs supporting the striking workers of the Hamilton Spectator parked in front of the Spectator building on King Street East in 1946. The Connaught Hotel is across the street. This photo also gives you an idea of what buildings were located beside the Connaught compared to todays parking lot. Coach entrance in between.

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This is a shot from the Royal Connaught's penthouse floor pre-1970s.

mattgrande Feb 17, 2014 2:38 PM

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Originally Posted by CaptainKirk (Post 6455662)
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187-? - This residence was located at the northeast corner of MacNab and Herkimer Streets. It was built by Hamilton merchant, James Osborne. Thomas Cockburn Kerr moved here in 1864 and called it Merksworth, in memory of his Scottish birthplace.

Later it was occupied by Frederick Broughton, general manager of the Great Western Railway, and finally by the Crerar family, who lived here for 70 years until 1953, when it was sold and demolished to make way for the Merksworth Apartments.

Wow, this is neat to see. I used to live in the Merksworth Apts. I would've rather lived there, though! :haha:

When I lived there, I was told the apartments were originally built as nurses' residences for St Joes, although I can't verify the accuracy of that statement.

Dr Awesomesauce Feb 18, 2014 12:37 AM

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Originally Posted by CaptainKirk (Post 6455662)
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Ideal Furniture. "King of Chrome", 227 King St. East - 1956

^What a great sign!

It doesn't look terribly different today.
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CaptainKirk Feb 18, 2014 2:02 AM

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Looking west down King St. W. from James St. - 1899. None of the buildings in this photo are still standing.

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Looking east down King St. E. from atop the old Bank of Hamilton building, with the old post office, First Methodist Church and the new Royal Connaught addition with the Circus Roof Dining/Dancing room. - 1930s

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lucasmascotto Feb 19, 2014 12:31 AM

October 20, 1990: Beginning of the removal of Lloyd D. Jackson Square's front entrance signage.

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CaptainKirk Feb 19, 2014 3:53 AM

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1937 and this is Main Street East near the "Delta"....way back then various parts of the city had their own little shopping district.

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King East & Lawrence Road., 1955

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ScreamingViking Feb 19, 2014 6:32 AM

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In the mid/late 1980s I used to walk into the valley there every day on the way to and from school (but just east of this point, along Mt. Albion and King St. eastward). It's not easy to remember what it looked like, but this sort of brings back memories.

I took some pictures when they were just starting to construct the new King St. bridge over the valley in anticipation of the highway. I should see if I can scan or image them to share.

CaptainKirk Mar 1, 2014 2:56 PM

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CaptainKirk Mar 12, 2014 4:31 AM

Who can guess location?

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CaptainKirk Mar 12, 2014 4:35 AM

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1940 - St. Peter’s Hospital / Infirmary for Incurables was founded in 1890 through the tireless efforts of Reverend Thomas Geoghegan. He believed Hamilton needed a hospital for people with chronic medical conditions and purchased the Springer Homestead, a brick residence originally built in the 1830s.

matt602 Mar 12, 2014 6:50 AM

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Originally Posted by CaptainKirk (Post 6490043)
Who can guess location?

First one is Main and Macnab, second is the beach strip toll booths.

Dr Awesomesauce Mar 12, 2014 11:11 AM

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Notice the detail above the windows at Kresge's. Perhaps it's an illusion.

ScreamingViking Mar 13, 2014 5:33 AM

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Originally Posted by Dr Awesomesauce (Post 6490228)
Notice the detail above the windows at Kresge's. Perhaps it's an illusion.

Maybe it's still there under that awful flesh-toned paneling.
https://maps.google.ca/maps?hl=en&ll...,,0,-9.97&z=19

Dr Awesomesauce Mar 13, 2014 11:21 AM

^I have the feeling it's gone forever but perhaps you're right.

palace1 Mar 15, 2014 3:58 AM

When I saw that photo of Kresge's on the Vintage Hamilton Facebook page I was also surprised to see that the ziggurat-shaped tiles above the windows had a pattern originally.

The photo also shows the effect of inflation on the five-and-dime store concept. The Woolworth's sign is "5-10-15 CENT STORE" and the Kresge's sign is "5-10-15-25 ¢"

Similarly today Dollarama is now a $1-$3 dollar store and other dollar stores have had to change their signs to 'nothing over $1.25".

ScreamingViking Mar 15, 2014 5:05 AM

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Originally Posted by palace1 (Post 6495344)
When I saw that photo of Kresge's on the Vintage Hamilton Facebook page I was also surprised to see that the ziggurat-shaped tiles above the windows had a pattern originally.

If you move around in the streetview, along Hughson, there is a worn pattern on the paneling that is there today but it's kind of mis-aligned and inconsistent... I doubt it was intentional though, probably something that was painted over when installed and it's weathered.

palace1 Mar 16, 2014 3:30 PM

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Originally Posted by ScreamingViking (Post 6495399)
there is a worn pattern on the paneling that is there today but it's kind of mis-aligned and inconsistent...

Those patterns are reflections of the Right House building across the street.

The tiles appear to be smooth in pictures from the 1960's so maybe the 1930 style was changed in 1949 when the back section of the store was constructed.

CaptainKirk Mar 16, 2014 3:48 PM

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Crowd viewing a Spitfire - V.E. Day 1945

ScreamingViking Mar 16, 2014 4:41 PM

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Originally Posted by palace1 (Post 6496472)
Those patterns are reflections of the Right House building across the street.

The tiles appear to be smooth in pictures from the 1960's so maybe the 1930 style was changed in 1949 when the back section of the store was constructed.

Oops... Good eye - they're reflections of the RH cornice! That's neat.

Dr Awesomesauce Mar 17, 2014 12:07 AM

^That must have been, like, the best day ever. VE Day, that is. Way better than the VD Day I celebrated last year. Totes sucked, man.

coalminecanary Mar 18, 2014 3:13 PM

So... my dream came true. Google "Street view" with a historical date slider. Now lets get those old pix uploaded, date tagged and geocoded!!!

http://www.historypin.com/map/#!/geo...1890-12-31/fs/

palace1 Mar 19, 2014 1:42 AM

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Crowd viewing a Spitfire - V.E. Day 1945

The good old days when every store had awnings over the sidewalk...

Dr Awesomesauce Mar 19, 2014 2:10 PM

Awnings are wonderful. They also tend to end up covered in pigeon sh*t. It's a tough call.

Kcmgray Mar 22, 2014 3:03 AM

Hi, I've been creeping this thread for a while lol. It's actually bookmarked in my phone, I occasionally check in to see what new and awesome things you guys have posted! I'm sure some or most of you follow vintage Hamilton's Facebook, well here's a photo from VH FB page.
I noticed earlier on in this thread a lot of photos were posted about the alley behind Market square.
Credit vintage Hamilton >Hamilton library Flikr page.
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1966

Dr Awesomesauce Mar 22, 2014 6:06 AM

^Amazing!

There's an old postcard of that very spot. It's kicking around this site and others but I just can't be asked to dig it up right now. Actually, we had a little debate about the precise location of that alley, too.

Thanks for contributing.

ihateittoo Mar 22, 2014 3:25 PM

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This one.

Kcmgray Mar 22, 2014 4:45 PM

Yea! It's on pg6 of this thread (market square alley). The 1966 photo wouldn't have been long before they tore it all down for Jackson square.

My grandma grew up in Hamilton in the 40s/50s and has some great video/ photo of the beach in the summer and downtown. Sad to see Hamilton in the 50s in my grandma's home videos , it was so lovely! I'd love to get some of her photos to post!

I really miss Hamilton:( I moved out west and don't visit often.

CaptainKirk Mar 22, 2014 5:03 PM

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My grandma grew up in Hamilton in the 40s/50s and has some great video/ photo of the beach in the summer and downtown. Sad to see Hamilton in the 50s in my grandma's home videos , it was so lovely! I'd love to get some of her photos to post!

That would be great! I'd love to see them!:cheers:

Kcmgray Mar 22, 2014 5:22 PM

I know this thread is for old photos of Hamilton (mostly buildings) but I thought these two photos were very interesting!

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nurses of General hospital 1899
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nurses of General hospital 1929
Crazy what a difference of 30 years can do!

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King st. North side between Hughson and John c.1894
Image credit: 1. Vintage Hamilton FB>Hamilton health science display
2.,3. Hamilton public library Flikr page


Yes I've got to bug her for some photos!

CaptainKirk Mar 22, 2014 6:02 PM

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FB-VH

CaptainKirk Mar 27, 2014 11:58 AM

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1950's

mattgrande Mar 27, 2014 12:46 PM

I don't know where to buy suits now that Irving is gone...

CaptainKirk Mar 27, 2014 11:31 PM

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I don't know where to buy suits now that Irving is gone...

http://www.newmansmenswear.ca/

A Hamilton supporter as well as an LRT and 2 way conversion supporter.

Here is an article written by him http://www.raisethehammer.org/articl...ne-way_streets

CaptainKirk Mar 27, 2014 11:33 PM

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Dr Awesomesauce Mar 28, 2014 12:27 AM

Look at all that neon! We need to bring that back.

CaptainKirk Apr 11, 2014 12:47 PM

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coalminecanary Apr 12, 2014 12:02 AM

Those 60s colour photos are some of my favourites. There is a series of them around here somewhere

CaptainKirk Apr 30, 2014 11:53 AM

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CaptainKirk Apr 30, 2014 10:29 PM

New pic, but a cool one form Core Urban's twitter account

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bmf-HsNIEAA6oOY.jpg:large

matt602 May 1, 2014 12:17 AM

They should have taken it an hour or two later. The fog is ridiculous now. Great view though. It's gonna look amazing when/if that entire Connaught project gets going.

Dr Awesomesauce May 1, 2014 2:06 AM

Love all the signage, neon etc in that pic.

CaptainKirk May 1, 2014 4:03 AM

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LikeHamilton May 1, 2014 4:16 PM

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Run away! The world is coming to an end!!!! All the traffic is going the wrong way!

Sorry couldn't resist! :haha:

CaptainKirk May 1, 2014 4:39 PM

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Note the public washroom entrances

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CaptainKirk May 1, 2014 7:48 PM

Last night

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coalminecanary May 1, 2014 8:32 PM

nice one!

ScreamingViking May 1, 2014 11:05 PM

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Originally Posted by CaptainKirk (Post 6559571)
New pic, but a cool one form Core Urban's twitter account

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bmf-HsNIEAA6oOY.jpg:large

It may be a new photo but that view probably hasn't changed since Century-21/Landmark Place was built. So it fits the thread. :D


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