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^Nailed it - 1.5 points. One point for the location and a half point for effort.

The McInness Building (1856-79) located at the south west corner of King and John. No idea what function the building served, though I'd guess it was a manufactory of one sort or another. Any input is appreciated.

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Subsequent to the immolation of this impressive pile, the city constructed the beauty below which, as Matt pointed out, was followed by Hamilton's present day courthouse/ post office in 1930 at bottom.


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#2. Where be dis, yo?

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While I would appreciate the original post office building if it had survived (and it would probably be among the oldest large public buildings in Ontario today) I do love what replaced it.
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^I like it as well, though it does look like something Albert Speer might have designed.
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The new building from the 30's is one of my favourite buildings in the city. So grand, taking up an entire block.
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Just guessing from the name, James South where the Chateau Royal is today?
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^Very cool.

The Palace burned to the ground I believe. Not sure when, though.
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^Very cool.

The Palace burned to the ground I believe. Not sure when, though.
As far as I know it never burned down, it was torn down at about the same time as the Capitol just up the street. They were the victims of the opening of the Jackson Square theatres.
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^Gotcha. Cheers.

You might also include Hamilton Place as a contributing factor in the demise of the Palace, Capitol, etc.
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James St S. where the Chateau ? condo's are located.
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^Gotcha. Cheers.

You might also include Hamilton Place as a contributing factor in the demise of the Palace, Capitol, etc.
At the time they were just movie theatres not live venues so Hamilton place didn't really have much to do with it.

I was just a kid back then but I do remember the splendor of both of those theatres. it's a shame they are both gone.
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James St S. where the Chateau ? condo's are located.
Jon Dalton said the same thing. Wrong.
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ALEXANDRA ARCADE

This was a tough one. Some good guess but this building actually stood on James North in the block just north of old City Hall.


A much larger building, also known as the Arcade, took its place sometime later on the same block. This building would become Hamilton's first Eaton's seen at right of photo below.

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#3 Where be dis, yo?

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Gore Park, King and Hughson?
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Undermount Office Complex (currently Chateau Royale), c.1979.

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Gore Park, King and Hughson?
Ever so close...
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That's King and John! If I'm not mistaken
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