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matt602 Sep 9, 2014 10:01 PM

I'm sure that a traffic separated cycle track on Main Street today would do a LOT better than that one did.

Dr Awesomesauce Sep 10, 2014 12:01 AM

^It's true what they say > History repeats itself.

Those old enough have been through the bike lane and LRT struggle already.

CaptainKirk Sep 15, 2014 11:48 PM

1959 --- from FB VH

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Dr Awesomesauce Sep 16, 2014 12:08 AM

^Wicked!

movingtohamilton Sep 16, 2014 2:28 AM

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^Wicked!

Wonderful to see those electric-powered buses. I'm still learning about Hamilton: what is that great sand-coloured building to the left of the "TIMES" sign? What street is this?

Beedok Sep 16, 2014 2:57 AM

That's the list block on the foreground of the other side of the street (I think). So James just north of King.

thomax Sep 16, 2014 3:04 AM

I just made the "Then & Now" photo and posted it on VH...

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palace1 Sep 16, 2014 3:29 AM

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Originally Posted by movingtohamilton (Post 6731038)
Wonderful to see those electric-powered buses. I'm still learning about Hamilton: what is that great sand-coloured building to the left of the "TIMES" sign? What street is this?

The image shows the east side of James Street North looking north from a position across from the Lister Block (the brick/terracotta/copper building pictured in the right half of the photo).

The sand-coloured buildings still stand at the SE corner of James and Rebecca but are now red brick so the tan must have been some sort of paint/stucco and later removed.

The stone facade of the William Thomas designed building to the left of the Lister Block and continuing hidden behind the metal siding on the Times Furniture store is currently in storage and will be reinstalled when the Artizen condominiums are built.

At the far left of the picture the Mansard-roofed tower of the Tivoli Theater lobby can be seen. It was torn down after a partial wall collapse and the theater auditorium has sat unused awaiting restoration if the Tivoli Condominiums ever get built.

Approximate Google Streetview: http://goo.gl/B4YG4Q

CaptainKirk Sep 17, 2014 2:46 AM

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Digging the foundation of the First Phase of Jackson Square. Winter 1970.
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ScreamingViking Sep 17, 2014 3:00 AM

Was that a strip plaza between the block of old buildings and the Board of Education building? (I guess that was still Park St.)

bigguy1231 Sep 17, 2014 6:35 AM

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Was that a strip plaza between the block of old buildings and the Board of Education building? (I guess that was still Park St.)

No they were temporary buildings used to accommodate businesses displaced by the Jackson Square project. Many of those businesses either moved into Jackson Square once it was completed or moved to other accommodations.

ScreamingViking Sep 19, 2014 4:15 AM

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No they were temporary buildings used to accommodate businesses displaced by the Jackson Square project. Many of those businesses either moved into Jackson Square once it was completed or moved to other accommodations.

Thanks - I had no idea. The photo pre-dated my existence by the better part of a year.

CaptainKirk Sep 21, 2014 9:37 PM

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The old City Hall property was sold to the T. Eaton Company and the building was demolished for a store extension in 1961.

CaptainKirk Sep 21, 2014 9:39 PM

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Hamilton Boys Home on Stinson at Blythe Ave. a few blocks east, which opened in 1877, was for the children of idle or dissolute parents, or of parents who were poor. The home housed about 75 boys from 5 to 14. In 1948, the city decided to close the Boys Home and put the children in foster care. The site was eventually sold to the Grisenthwaite Construction Company in 1950 for $45,000, and demolished to make way for seven apartment buildings. The Hamilton Boys Home and Central Collegiate very similar in Architecture and were only a few city blocks from each other. Central Collegiate much bigger a taller Clock Tower and a little more "Ornate".

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CaptainKirk Sep 24, 2014 1:35 PM

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1937

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Dr Awesomesauce Sep 24, 2014 2:37 PM

The old Scott Park baseball stadium. Dig it. The mini-diamond...umm...in front of the other diamond is a little peculiar.

LikeHamilton Oct 4, 2014 1:27 PM

The Buildings of the Gore: Episode 1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AunBJ1ziXc

CaptainKirk Oct 16, 2014 2:59 AM

1978


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movingtohamilton Oct 16, 2014 12:24 PM

^^. Re the bus terminal. When my wife and I were walking to Supercrawl we walked past what must be the abandoned (?) bus terminal. You can clearly see the stalls. I'd love to know more about it. Wondering why it didn't find a new use?

CaptainKirk Oct 16, 2014 12:42 PM

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Originally Posted by movingtohamilton (Post 6770610)
^^. Re the bus terminal. When my wife and I were walking to Supercrawl we walked past what must be the abandoned (?) bus terminal. You can clearly see the stalls. I'd love to know more about it. Wondering why it didn't find a new use?

It is now Hamilton Urban Core Community Health Centre

http://www.hucchc.com/index.html

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