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stuckinexeter May 26, 2008 10:31 PM

Old Pics Of Hamilton
 
Post your old Hamilton pics here. I'll start off with some.


http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f4...Hamilton24.jpg

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f4...Hamilton23.jpg

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f4...Hamilton22.jpg

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f4...Hamilton21.jpg

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f4...Hamilton20.jpg

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f4...Hamilton19.jpg

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f4...Hamilton18.jpg

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f4...Hamilton17.jpg

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f4...Hamilton16.jpg

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f4...Hamilton15.jpg

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f4...Hamilton14.jpg

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f4...Hamilton13.jpg

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f4...Hamilton12.jpg

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f4...Hamilton11.jpg

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f4...Hamilton10.jpg

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f4...Hamilton09.jpg

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f4...Hamilton08.jpg

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f4...Hamilton07.jpg

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f4...Hamilton06.jpg

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f4...Hamilton05.jpg

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f4...Hamilton04.jpg

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f4...Hamilton03.jpg

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f4...Hamilton02.jpg

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f4...Hamilton01.jpg

flar May 26, 2008 11:15 PM

Those are amazing. Thanks for posting. Now we can see what was once where Jackson Square, AGH, Hamilton Place, etc are.

go_leafs_go02 May 26, 2008 11:48 PM

one question

why does every hamiltonian refer to neighbourhoods as surveys, when everyone else I know in Ontario uses the term subdivision? It is completely unheard of, I did a double take the first time I heard my 'subdivision' refered to as a survey. And as far as I know, it's a local phenomenon.

neat pics, neat to see way back when. I just wish some were in colour :P but whatever. I just noticed the caption in one picture stating survey. haha

matt602 May 26, 2008 11:48 PM

That downtown 1910 shot confuses me because I'm fairly certain I can see the Royal Connaught in it. I'm fairly certain the Connaught didn't even exist yet in 1910.

holymoly May 26, 2008 11:55 PM

Great pictures! Can't wait to see more.

flar May 27, 2008 12:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by go_leafs_go02 (Post 3575870)
one question

why does every hamiltonian refer to neighbourhoods as surveys, when everyone else I know in Ontario uses the term subdivision? It is completely unheard of, I did a double take the first time I heard my 'subdivision' refered to as a survey. And as far as I know, it's a local phenomenon.

I always wonder that too.

stuckinexeter May 27, 2008 12:25 AM

The confusion over the 1910 Gore Park photo is strange. I checked the source picture and the date did say 1910, so in fact the date is wrong since the Royal Connaught did not open until 1916. Thanks for pointing it out to me.

Millstone May 27, 2008 12:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by go_leafs_go02 (Post 3575870)
one question

why does every hamiltonian refer to neighbourhoods as surveys, when everyone else I know in Ontario uses the term subdivision? It is completely unheard of, I did a double take the first time I heard my 'subdivision' refered to as a survey. And as far as I know, it's a local phenomenon.

neat pics, neat to see way back when. I just wish some were in colour :P but whatever. I just noticed the caption in one picture stating survey. haha

When I went to school in the mid-90s in Dundas this used to drive me insane.

Berklon May 27, 2008 12:57 AM

Outstanding!

Thanks for posting these.

It's great to see old pictures that have buildings which are still up today.
Very cool to see the Community Theatre sign showing that Hitchcock's Spellbound is playing

Can someone post any pics from the 70's? It's a special thing for me since that's when I was a young punk.

Jaborandi May 27, 2008 2:39 AM

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f4...Hamilton24.jpg

I grew up in Bridgeview Survey.

That first photo of the 1948 aerial is amazing - no parking lots and a continuous streetwall on every artery. We moved to Hamilton in 1951 when I was a child and that is exactly how I remember downtown. It was a bustling happening place with sidewalks crowded with pedestrians and shoppers. I'm dismayed to see it now, especially around Gore Park.

Millstone May 27, 2008 3:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jaborandi (Post 3576190)
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I grew up in Bridgeview Survey.

That first photo of the 1948 aerial is amazing - no parking lots and a continuous streetwall on every artery. We moved to Hamilton in 1951 when I was a child and that is exactly how I remember downtown. It was a bustling happening place with sidewalks crowded with pedestrians and shoppers. I'm dismayed to see it now, especially around Gore Park.

You can even make out the King William to York St transfer. All gone. :(

the dude May 27, 2008 6:42 AM

the hamilton that we see in these photos is looooooong gone and will never return: market square; the jockey club; hell, even centre mall's gone now. i've got a couple dozen hamilton history books packed away in boxes - too depressing to look at.

DC83 May 27, 2008 5:01 PM

These photos are great! I have a bunch of Hamilton history books displayed in my bookshelf, no need to be ashamed. It's just a way of looking into the future, really. If you look at these pics, and see how urban planning then worked, we can use it as examples for the future (ie: return of Street Rail).

There were some great pics I hadn't actually seen b4 tho, like the Main/Huxley shot. I think that theater is a collectors/comic shop now called 'Weird Things'. The bldg's still there, but the awning is gone.

Was the airport actually at Reid/Dunsmure? If you look at google maps sat image, it looks like the aiport was a lil more north by Melvin/Woodward (it's neat b/c it looks like the outline of runways):
http://maps.google.ca/maps?f=q&hl=en...=16&iwloc=addr

stuckinexeter May 27, 2008 7:18 PM

Some More Pics
 
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f4.../po1955hpl.jpg

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f4...960dbeland.jpg

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f4...zellershpl.jpg

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f4...69rchapman.jpg

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f4...son1959hpl.jpg

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f4...954ppowell.jpg

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f4...itol1947AO.jpg

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f4...roosthrose.jpg

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f4...ott1929HPL.jpg

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f4...SLDMissett.jpg

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f4.../HAM1949AO.jpg

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f4...0bgreen30s.jpg

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f4...ter/survey.jpg

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f4...ING1961HPL.jpg

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f4...KING30SHPL.jpg

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f4...SON1947HPL.jpg

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f4...r/MA1960HS.jpg

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f4...r/WES50SHS.jpg

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f4...er/SC60SHS.jpg

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f4...MAC1957HPL.jpg

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f4...r/HAMOLDHS.jpg

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f4...r/JAMESHPL.jpg

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f4...RIAL1962HS.jpg

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f4...GBERS50SHS.jpg

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f4...ALRD1954HS.jpg

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f4...ALS1958HPL.jpg

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f4...NAL1958GPL.jpg

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f4...GHSC1960HS.jpg

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f4...ORK1965HPL.jpg

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f4.../MTN1958HS.jpg

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f4...aber1930hs.jpg

SteelTown May 27, 2008 7:41 PM

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f4...roosthrose.jpg

I soooo gotta show my Grandma this, I've heard her talk about this place at least 10 times whenever old downtown Hamilton is brought up.

SteelTown May 27, 2008 7:43 PM

By the way, what is this place to the left of Old City Hall? Looks like a gaint parking garage......

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f4...r/HAMOLDHS.jpg

stuckinexeter May 27, 2008 8:45 PM

your answer
 
yep.... that's a parking garage..... it forced the farmer's market out and as a result they would close of York St. and allow the vendors to set up their stalls there.

matt602 May 27, 2008 9:19 PM

Wow that all angers me. There used to be an absolutely beautiful streetwall on the West side of James South beside the Piggot. Looks like Toronto almost. Those buildings didn't even look that old. Pointless destruction.

hamtransithistory May 28, 2008 4:55 AM

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f4...960dbeland.jpg

My records say that HSR 197 was sold to the Canada Coach Lines in 1951. Is there any way we can confirm the date of this picture?


http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f4...MAC1957HPL.jpg

The house my Dad grew up in is the one right on the left edge of the photo, on the street that's a half circle (Binkley Cres)


http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f4...aber1930hs.jpg

My Grandmother would pass this spot everyday going to school in Westdale.

the dude May 28, 2008 8:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Millstone (Post 3575973)
When I went to school in the mid-90s in Dundas this used to drive me insane.

so, were you a hawk or a panther?


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