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CaptainKirk Nov 30, 2014 5:02 AM

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Originally Posted by Dwils01 (Post 6825680)
Those office buildings are now the Chateau Royale on James Street South.

And the buildings in the foreground are on Augusta St, btwn Hughson (on the right) and James (on the left)

CaptainKirk Nov 30, 2014 5:06 AM

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King Street traffic comes to a halt in this 1961 photograph from the book, The Prints of King, after a slow-moving freight train crosses this main thoroughfare.
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CaptainKirk Nov 30, 2014 5:13 AM

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A very early photo of Corktown and the downtown core. How early? See the large building in the centre of the photo, the one that has the centre section recessed compared to the wings? That's the Wentworth County courthouse. Not 'the old one' that was torn down in the 1950s. This is the courthouse that preceded that one, the courthouse that was torn down around 1870.

The large building to the left of the courthouse, and what could honestly be called a big box store, is the MacInnes Block, a large wholesaler at Hughson & King that caught fire in 1879. But most of the other landmarks that we use to id photos, like 'old' city hall or several of the large churches, haven't been built yet.

The other interesting thing is the street layout. John St is on the left, but if you look a modern map, the city blocks in this part of Corktown are too long. It looks like Catharine St (visible in the upper right) didn't extend south of Main, and the street on the right is Walnut.
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Dr Awesomesauce Nov 30, 2014 9:20 AM

Great photo!

Analysing the street pattern and identifying specific buildings really hurts my brain - need the hard copy and a magnifying glass.

That does appear to be Rock Castle at bottom left. And those incomplete blocks at centre are, I'm guessing, where the rail yards would eventually go.

CaptainKirk Nov 30, 2014 1:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Dr Awesomesauce (Post 6825880)
Analysing the street pattern and identifying specific buildings really hurts my brain - need the hard copy and a magnifying glass.

Just use your browser's zoom feature. :cheers:

CaptainKirk Nov 30, 2014 1:57 PM

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durandy Nov 30, 2014 2:38 PM

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Originally Posted by CaptainKirk (Post 6825768)
And the buildings in the foreground are on Augusta St, btwn Hughson (on the right) and James (on the left)

wow, I had no idea the Chateau Royale was a retrofit

Dr Awesomesauce Dec 1, 2014 11:49 AM

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Originally Posted by CaptainKirk (Post 6825942)

I love how John goes right up the Mountain.

coalminecanary Dec 1, 2014 2:01 PM

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Originally Posted by durandy (Post 6825552)
someone help me out here, is this taken from St Joe's? i don't recognize a single building in the foreground.

Yes you do!

Pasword, the judge, the ship...

durandy Dec 1, 2014 5:02 PM

You're right, I do now. I was just totally thrown that those buildings became the Chateau Royale. I literally lived in Hamilton while these buildings existed.

mattgrande Dec 1, 2014 5:15 PM

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Originally Posted by coalminecanary (Post 6826713)
Yes you do!

Pasword, the judge, the ship...

Ahh! Thanks! I finally get where that shot was from.

That old photo of Corktown is spectacular.

CaptainKirk Dec 2, 2014 4:43 AM

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Hamilton Municipal Airport - 1929

The airport opened on June 6th, 1929. This is a view of the airport shortly after it opened. The Red Hill Valley can be seen in the foreground, and Barton Street is in the middle distance of the picture.

In the background, Hamilton Harbour can be seen.
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bigguy1231 Dec 2, 2014 8:10 AM

Before anyone asks the location of that airport was just South of Melvin near Woodward.

mattgrande Dec 2, 2014 6:09 PM

When did that airport close?

LikeHamilton Dec 2, 2014 11:31 PM

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Originally Posted by mattgrande (Post 6828345)
When did that airport close?

1951

Here is a story that appeared in the spec about it.

http://www.thespec.com/news-story/22...-end-air-show/

CaptainKirk Dec 3, 2014 2:17 AM

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Hamilton - Football - Tiger Cat Football Club 1950

The Hamilton Tiger Cat football team (1950). The Hamilton Tiger-Cats are a Canadian Football League team based in Hamilton, Ontario, founded in 1950 with the merger of the Hamilton Tigers and the Hamilton Flying Wildcats. The Tiger-Cats play their home games at Ivor Wynne Stadium. Of the two teams, the Tigers were the much older and more established name, going back to the late 1800s, while the Wildcats were a new team. For much of the period between 1900 and 1950, there were two football teams in Hamilton, the Tigers and one of a string of often short lived teams that culminated in the Wildcats in 1950. While the Tiger-Cats were only founded in 1950, football in Hamilton has one of the oldest traditions of football of any city in the country. The Hamilton Football Club was formed on November 3, 1869, and played their first game on December 18, 1869 against the 13th Battalion (now Royal Hamilton Light Infantry).
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thistleclub Dec 3, 2014 3:47 AM

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Originally Posted by CaptainKirk (Post 6822728)

Family portrait: Stanley Roscoe designed City Hall, Maclean Hunter/Undermount and the IBM Building.

The shot also records how many trees have been lost on that block. Half a dozen, it seems.

ScreamingViking Dec 3, 2014 3:58 AM

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Originally Posted by thistleclub (Post 6829130)
Family portrait: Stanley Roscoe designed City Hall, Maclean Hunter/Undermount and the IBM Building.

Really, I didn't know that. There's a family resemblance between the first two, but less so for the IBM/BDC (the concrete wall is similar... it's a building I wish was taller... but that's the case for me regarding other office towers downtown)

I wonder what Roscoe thought of the condo conversion. :uhh:

stuckinexeter Dec 3, 2014 1:08 PM

The AIRPORT was north of QUEENSTON RD. on REID AVE. The hanger faced directly aligned to the end of Dunsmure Rd.

CaptainKirk Dec 6, 2014 12:15 AM

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1959

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