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ScreamingViking Jun 13, 2015 4:47 PM

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Originally Posted by CaptainKirk (Post 7055514)
https://scontent-lga1-1.xx.fbcdn.net...cd&oe=5632F938

1985.

Photo from Robert Haylock. Originally posted on Historical Hamilton FB page.

I don't remember Robinson's looking like this, but I should as I was a teen when this was taken. I do recall it being covered over with a darker paneling - anyone remember when that was done? (or whether I'm not remembering it correctly)

I think I actually prefer this facade to the older one that had windows. The marble is nice.

And it's too bad the older CIBC building could not have been kept and incorporated into the newer complex.

CaptainKirk Jun 13, 2015 5:07 PM

http://media.zuza.com/c/a/ca96134b-f....2_Content.jpg

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

http://baronlocke.ca/wp-content/uplo...ons-1951-r.jpg

http://www.trainweb.org/hamtransithi...ges/hsr690.JPG

c@taract_soulj@h Jun 14, 2015 12:26 AM

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Originally Posted by Dr Awesomesauce (Post 7056767)
^Very cool.

This is my earliest recollection of the city centre. Yes, it had pretty much lost its coolness factor but it was still the place to shop: Robinsons, Zellers, Kresge's, a booming Jackson Square, Eaton's etc. After Limeridge, the situation got pretty dire in a real hurry.

I remember being about 3-4 y/o going shopping with my mom so, 1986-87..and the flower patterned floor tiles. Such a miniscule memory lol but this was a cool jem to have downtown. I remember there being a walkway from Kresges to Zellers I think? Or was it a tunnel from the basement of Eatons across James St where the toy department was...not sure.

Again, recollections going way back but I remember going downtown with my mom as she ran her arrands to do all the bills.

These pictures are sweet though!

CaptainKirk Jun 14, 2015 4:11 AM

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Bay Street looking north from Hunter, ca 1963

FB VH - Book:Around and About Hamilton 1785-1985

CaptainKirk Jun 20, 2015 12:37 AM

https://scontent-lga1-1.xx.fbcdn.net...55&oe=55F0CF83

Taken from on top of the Connaught hotel cira 1965 by J.F.Taylor

Ahatmose Jun 21, 2015 9:56 PM

Chedoke Golf course
 
Just curious if anyone has an old scorecard or (clearer) picture of the old Beddoe Golf course before the 403 destroyed it. I can see most of the holes but I never played it so I have no idea what order they were in.

http://imageshack.com/a/img661/9433/xBrfX1.png

http://imageshack.com/a/img661/9433/xBrfX1.png

Paul29 Jun 23, 2015 12:54 PM

I grew up playing Chedoke and that picture shows the same holes as the last time I played it. (about 8 years ago)

I can clearly see the 6th hole and the tees for 7 and 12 in the same spot and they all border the highway.

Edit: 14 was shortened about 30 yards and the 15th (cardiac hill) lengthened and made into a dogleg.

The picture is cut off but the bottom left is 16 and I don't see 17.

CaptainKirk Jun 27, 2015 5:36 PM

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August 22, 1972 - A crowd gathers for the official opening of Jackson Square. The Eaton's sign may have been the one that was later reused in the new Eaton's Centre and is still visible today from the top of Jackson Square.

If our memory is correct, the bubble skylights were above Japan Camera.

Gerald Little, photographer
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Dr Awesomesauce Jun 28, 2015 1:27 AM

Very interesting photograph. Skylights are gone, I take it?

To what extent was Jackson Sq complete in 1972? You can see what I believe is the old parkade behind Eaton's. And I'm pretty sure the 'new' library and market structure didn't go up until 1980 or thereabouts.

Anyway, I think I answered my own question pretty much...

Ahatmose Jun 28, 2015 2:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Paul29 (Post 7072138)
I grew up playing Chedoke and that picture shows the same holes as the last time I played it. (about 8 years ago)

I can clearly see the 6th hole and the tees for 7 and 12 in the same spot and they all border the highway.

Edit: 14 was shortened about 30 yards and the 15th (cardiac hill) lengthened and made into a dogleg.

The picture is cut off but the bottom left is 16 and I don't see 17.

Hi Paul if you look you will see no 403 highway and the western edge of the golf course (Beddoe) goes much further west than it does now. The 403 was started in about 1965. this picture predates that. If you look closely you can see the tee of what is now the 7th of The Beddoe was once much further west and the present 7th green was a par three with the tee beside the old majestic tree that guards the right hand side of the fairway at the top of the hill.

Cheers

Paul29 Jun 28, 2015 9:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Ahatmose (Post 7078068)
If you look closely you can see the tee of what is now the 7th of The Beddoe was once much further west and the present 7th green was a par three with the tee beside the old majestic tree that guards the right hand side of the fairway at the top of the hill.

Cheers

You're right, I totally missed the difference on what is the 7th today.

davidcappi Jun 28, 2015 10:54 PM

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August 22, 1972 - A crowd gathers for the official opening of Jackson Square. The Eaton's sign may have been the one that was later reused in the new Eaton's Centre and is still visible today from the top of Jackson Square.

If our memory is correct, the bubble skylights were above Japan Camera.

Gerald Little, photographer
Facebook Vintage Hamilton
Wouldn't those skylights be above where Siren's/Pam's Coffee is in the mall today? Jackson could really take advantage of that roof space by opening it up and letting some light in.

realcity Jun 29, 2015 2:58 AM

Dollar for dollar the Chedoke courses are the best I've played for a middle of the road player. Some great holes and scenery you only get only get on courses that charge double. I have a yearly tournament and time and again we go back to Chedoke.

Paul29 Jun 29, 2015 11:07 AM

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Originally Posted by realcity (Post 7078590)
Dollar for dollar the Chedoke courses are the best I've played for a middle of the road player. Some great holes and scenery you only get only get on courses that charge double. I have a yearly tournament and time and again we go back to Chedoke.

I was a junior there around '88 until '91ish. I've played a few times since then. Actually, I lived near there around Y2K and I played over 60 rounds. Oddly there were still a few around who remembered me and assumed I was still a member. They would waved me on the first tee without a greens fee. That was a good year. :D

For a municipal course it's not bad. I'm sure I'll never play there again but there are times I would love to play either course. There are lots of great summer memories there from my teens.

Gone are the days of teeing off before 7 (juniors couldn't tee off between 7 and 10), play a 2nd round after a quick lunch around 11 and having just enough time for a 3rd round before the shift workers hit the course at 4.

CaptainKirk Aug 20, 2015 12:55 PM

https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net...ee&oe=567C83BF

1970

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Original slide is available from "embitt" on eBay

Jon Dalton Aug 20, 2015 7:04 PM

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Originally Posted by realcity (Post 7078590)
Dollar for dollar the Chedoke courses are the best I've played for a middle of the road player. Some great holes and scenery you only get only get on courses that charge double. I have a yearly tournament and time and again we go back to Chedoke.

What does that have to do with skyscrapers?

Dr Awesomesauce Aug 20, 2015 10:00 PM

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Originally Posted by CaptainKirk (Post 7136104)
https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net...ee&oe=567C83BF

1970

facebook Vintage Hamilton

Original slide is available from "embitt" on eBay

King and Ferguson.

What are those dudes doing out in the street? Looks like they're trying to pick something out of the air. Hey man, it was the '70s right? Could be anything...

matt602 Aug 20, 2015 11:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Dr Awesomesauce (Post 7136916)
King and Ferguson.

What are those dudes doing out in the street? Looks like they're trying to pick something out of the air. Hey man, it was the '70s right? Could be anything...

One of them is a trolley bus driver. They're trying to put the trolley pole back on the wire (you can see that the right pole isn't on the wire). Still happens in Toronto with the streetcars, they come off the wire pretty often.

Jon Dalton Aug 20, 2015 11:47 PM

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Originally Posted by matt602 (Post 7136999)
One of them is a trolley bus driver. They're trying to put the trolley pole back on the wire (you can see that the right pole isn't on the wire). Still happens in Toronto with the streetcars, they come off the wire pretty often.

I think they're finally upgrading the trolley poles to pantographs with the new Bombardier streetcars

matt602 Aug 21, 2015 12:23 AM

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Originally Posted by Jon Dalton (Post 7137024)
I think they're finally upgrading the trolley poles to pantographs with the new Bombardier streetcars

Yep, they were delivered with the panto's already on, the TTC has just been dragging their feet upgrading the lines. At least they still HAVE their streetcars though...:rolleyes:


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