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Old Posted May 26, 2008, 10:31 PM
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Old Pics Of Hamilton

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Old Posted May 26, 2008, 11:15 PM
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Those are amazing. Thanks for posting. Now we can see what was once where Jackson Square, AGH, Hamilton Place, etc are.
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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 but whatever. I just noticed the caption in one picture stating survey. haha
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Great pictures! Can't wait to see more.
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Old Posted May 27, 2008, 12:06 AM
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Old Posted May 27, 2008, 2:39 AM
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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.
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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 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.
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Old Posted May 28, 2008, 8:53 AM
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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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Re: HSR 197

No way in photo to confirm year except the car next to the bus. It certainly looks more 60ish rather then something from early 50's, even the clothes on the pedestrians suggest the year is correct..... can anyone help?
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Old Posted May 28, 2008, 12:38 PM
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Hsr 197

I blew up the photo section for anyone to identify the model year of the car.... also gonna show my mechanic. So what year is the car in the photo below. The picture was taken circa 1960.
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HSR 197 King and James

This picture must have been taken no earlier than 1957. Notice the car next to HSR 197 has double headlamps.

I love these pictures. Would love to see more.
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Thanks.
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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 but whatever. I just noticed the caption in one picture stating survey. haha
A neighbourhood is a particular named area, used by a municipality, to distinguish one area from another and can contain several hundred acres.
A plan of subdivision subdivides a larger area, usually a township lot, into building lots. Hamilton surveyors historically named these subdivisions, on the plan, to more readily determine the plans location. If a subdivision is in Thorner Neighbourhood, for example, it might be called "Thorner Survey No 2" and your legal title would be "Lot 15, Thorner Survey No 2, Registered Plan No 1234 in the City of Hamilton etc." Therefore if your deed says you live in Thorner Survey, it is understandable if you say you live in a survey. While this was not a common practice throughout Ontario, it was not peculiar only to Hamilton.
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While this was not a common practice throughout Ontario, it was not peculiar only to Hamilton.
It's very uncommon, but it is a valid use of the the word "survey". I have even seen it in Canadian English dictionaries, but way down the list. And I have never heard it used outside Hamilton's area of influence, ie. Caledonia to Grimsby to Burlington and somewhat into Brantford.
Years ago, I was in T.O. talking to another Hamiltonian, and when she used the term, the person listening in just looked so confused. It's like a regional identifier.
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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.
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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
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Old Posted May 27, 2008, 7:18 PM
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Old Posted May 28, 2008, 4:55 AM
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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?




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)




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