Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Memories of Wentworth - Gingerbread castle


Indeed, while this building was often referred to as a gingerbread castle, it was in fact Hamilton’s TH&B Railway Station, built at what was then a level crossing at James Street. With the opening of the new railway to service the Golden Horseshoe, this station became the hub of its passenger operations offering passengers the latest in amenities being offered in the 1890s. With its turrets and gables gracing the skyline, the station also featured a main concourse stretching 170 feet along Hunter Street. The multi-storey building would last for 40 years, until the present station, built in the Art Moderne design, was built just down the tracks.

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Friday, December 10, 2010

First Here Volume Three Book Launch

Join us for the much anticipated book launch of First Here Volume Three! This is the third book of the First Here series which takes the reader back in time to the many "firsts" that happened in Hamilton.

This is your chance to meet the authors, buy a book and have it signed for you!

Date: Sunday, December 12, 2010

Time: 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Location: 4th floor, Hamilton Central Library, 55 York Blvd., Hamilton, ON

For more information on First Here Volume Three, please visit http://www.canadianheritagebooks.com or e-mail info@canadianheritagebooks.com.