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Dr Awesomesauce Feb 11, 2015 9:20 AM

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Originally Posted by Dr Awesomesauce (Post 6910341)
^Nailed it - 1.5 points. One point for the location and a half point for effort.

The McInness Building (1856-79) located at the south west corner of King and John. No idea what function the building served, though I'd guess it was a manufactory of one sort or another. Any input is appreciated.
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Subsequent to the immolation of this impressive pile, the city constructed the beauty below which, as Matt pointed out, was followed by Hamilton's present day courthouse/ post office in 1930 at bottom.

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http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/a...psm8wti6jb.jpg

Dr Awesomesauce Feb 12, 2015 12:24 AM

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Originally Posted by Dr Awesomesauce (Post 6910347)

Bump!

ScreamingViking Feb 12, 2015 5:01 AM

While I would appreciate the original post office building if it had survived (and it would probably be among the oldest large public buildings in Ontario today) I do love what replaced it.

Dr Awesomesauce Feb 12, 2015 5:53 AM

^I like it as well, though it does look like something Albert Speer might have designed. ;)

davidcappi Feb 12, 2015 10:25 AM

The new building from the 30's is one of my favourite buildings in the city. So grand, taking up an entire block.

Jon Dalton Feb 12, 2015 7:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Dr Awesomesauce (Post 6911587)
Bump!

Just guessing from the name, James South where the Chateau Royal is today?

Dr Awesomesauce Feb 12, 2015 11:29 PM

^Close'ish...

CaptainKirk Feb 13, 2015 12:51 AM

1972

https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.n...63ab33f72083dd

Dr Awesomesauce Feb 13, 2015 1:01 AM

^Very cool.

The Palace burned to the ground I believe. Not sure when, though.

bigguy1231 Feb 13, 2015 1:18 AM

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Originally Posted by Dr Awesomesauce (Post 6913507)
^Very cool.

The Palace burned to the ground I believe. Not sure when, though.

As far as I know it never burned down, it was torn down at about the same time as the Capitol just up the street. They were the victims of the opening of the Jackson Square theatres.

Dr Awesomesauce Feb 13, 2015 1:21 AM

^Gotcha. Cheers.

You might also include Hamilton Place as a contributing factor in the demise of the Palace, Capitol, etc.

bigguy1231 Feb 13, 2015 1:26 AM

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Originally Posted by Dr Awesomesauce (Post 6911587)
Bump!

James St S. where the Chateau ? condo's are located.

bigguy1231 Feb 13, 2015 1:29 AM

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Originally Posted by Dr Awesomesauce (Post 6913530)
^Gotcha. Cheers.

You might also include Hamilton Place as a contributing factor in the demise of the Palace, Capitol, etc.

At the time they were just movie theatres not live venues so Hamilton place didn't really have much to do with it.

I was just a kid back then but I do remember the splendor of both of those theatres. it's a shame they are both gone.

Dr Awesomesauce Feb 13, 2015 1:39 AM

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Originally Posted by bigguy1231 (Post 6913535)
James St S. where the Chateau ? condo's are located.

Jon Dalton said the same thing. Wrong.

Dr Awesomesauce Feb 13, 2015 1:56 AM

ALEXANDRA ARCADE

This was a tough one. Some good guess but this building actually stood on James North in the block just north of old City Hall.
http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/a...psr4v35cv8.jpg

A much larger building, also known as the Arcade, took its place sometime later on the same block. This building would become Hamilton's first Eaton's seen at right of photo below.
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Dr Awesomesauce Feb 13, 2015 2:00 AM

#3 Where be dis, yo?
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Jon Dalton Feb 13, 2015 7:06 PM

Gore Park, King and Hughson?

lucasmascotto Feb 13, 2015 10:09 PM

Undermount Office Complex (currently Chateau Royale), c.1979.

http://i.imgur.com/B1NEtbOh.jpg?1

Dr Awesomesauce Feb 14, 2015 12:50 AM

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Originally Posted by Jon Dalton (Post 6914510)
Gore Park, King and Hughson?

Ever so close...

davidcappi Feb 14, 2015 1:38 AM

That's King and John! If I'm not mistaken


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