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Dwils01 Mar 25, 2015 2:31 AM

Since Stelco Tower was completed in 73, I'm gonna guess this was taken in 72.

stuckinexeter Mar 28, 2015 6:14 AM

The photo was posted on Vintage Hamilton Facebook first.... and they do give details plus photo credits, which I thought we are supposed to do here...

Stelco Tower rises above the Pigott Building in 1972 as seen from Hamilton Mountain.

Ernie Dawson, Photographer

CaptainKirk Apr 10, 2015 3:15 PM

1958

https://scontent-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hp...26&oe=55AD4B2A

https://scontent-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hp...8e&oe=55B018BF


1973

https://scontent-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hp...ff&oe=55ADB600

Facebook Vintage Hamilton

CaptainKirk Apr 10, 2015 3:28 PM

1966. Can anyone guess the intersection? (For those that don't frequent Facebook Vintage Hamilton, the source of this pic ;))


https://scontent-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hp...5f&oe=55A67576

Dr Awesomesauce Apr 10, 2015 11:59 PM

Main and MacNab or Charles or Park. ;)

CaptainKirk Apr 11, 2015 5:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dr Awesomesauce (Post 6986074)
Main and MacNab or Charles or Park. ;)

Main & Charles. Well done! :cheers:

Dr Awesomesauce Apr 11, 2015 5:39 AM

^I'll give myself half a point.

CaptainKirk Apr 24, 2015 12:39 AM

https://scontent-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hp...07&oe=55CFE60D

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.n...5252247c703279

Vanished Hamilton Facebook page

CaptainKirk Apr 24, 2015 12:41 AM

https://scontent-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hp...40&oe=55CECC81

Gerald Little, photographer. 1979. Facebook Vintage Hamilton.

ScreamingViking Apr 24, 2015 5:35 AM

I often wish the Pigott Building was about 10 storeys taller than it is. I'd feel the same about it, but it would have stood out more above the mundane stuff like Effort Square and First City Trust. :angel:

Dr Awesomesauce Apr 24, 2015 11:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CaptainKirk (Post 7002057)

I wish I'd had the chance to experience the market area. I am old enough to remember the old Eaton's, however, which was pretty cool.

CaptainKirk Apr 26, 2015 4:05 AM

https://scontent-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hp...8b&oe=55D73D22

King Street East at Catharine in 1974.

Mid Town Cab. Diamond Jim's. The Villager. Bright's Wines. Pagoda. McDonald's. Duffy's Rock Pile. Friar's Den.

Gerald Little, photographe

Dr Awesomesauce Apr 26, 2015 5:53 AM

Awesome.

Most of those spots had gone by the time the mid to late 80s had arrived. It was still a pretty good place to get into mischief, however.

CaptainKirk Apr 28, 2015 12:20 AM

https://scontent-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hp...4e&oe=559F1523

Facebook Vintage Hamilton

Hamilton Central Police Station on King William at Mary in 1974. Construction of the new Central Station had begun.

Gerald Little, photographer.

Dr Awesomesauce Apr 28, 2015 10:03 AM

^Sudden desire to hum the Barney Miller theme...

CaptainKirk May 6, 2015 4:11 AM

https://scontent-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hp...80&oe=55C302CC

1975


FB VH

Dr Awesomesauce May 6, 2015 11:32 PM

^Not sure why HSR went away from the black and gold theme.

CaptainKirk May 9, 2015 1:57 PM

https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.n...0c8189ce2e2a60


Quote:

Looking along King William to Old City Hall in 1960. This was the last year this City Hall was still standing.

Gerald Little, photographer
FB - VH

Dr Awesomesauce May 10, 2015 12:15 AM

^Awesome.

'Wheel goods.' Weird but very cool signage.

ScreamingViking May 10, 2015 3:34 AM

The store on the first floor of the Balfour building - does that say "Turner Wines"?

Of all the buildings that have been lost downtown over the decades, the old city hall is probably the one I would have most loved to have seen remain standing. She was gone way before my time though.


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