Thursday, November 22, 2012

CANADIAN BLACK FRIDAY/CYBER MONDAY WEEKEND SALE!!!!

From Thursday Nov. 22 - Monday Nov. 26, SAVE 70% OFF ALL BOOKS on our website http://www.canadianheritagebooks.com.

Don't miss this once a year opportunity to SAVE BIG and start your Christmas shopping early!
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Monday, October 1, 2012

Vanished Hamilton IV is now available!




Vanished Hamilton IV is NOW IN STOCK and available for purchase on our website http://www.canadianheritagebooks.com

This fourth book in our popular Vanished Hamilton series will highlight some of the charming, captivating and colourful things that have now vanished but have helped make Hamilton so fascinating.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Vanished Hamilton IV chapter excerpt

Vanished Hamilton IV is scheduled to arrive next week, but in the meantime, we will post a few chapter excerpts from this last book in the popular Vanished Hamilton series!
Abstract sculpture
It was playful and controversial
"Public art can be traditional or controversial. Hamilton has had its share of both over the years.....In 1954, the City of Hamilton was just putting the finishing touches on the new Health Centre, located on the northeast corner of James Street South and Hunter Street East.

Suddenly, on a concrete pad in front of the building, Hamilton's first outdoor specimen of abstract art appeared as if by magic. No actual magic was involved. The artist, 27-year-old Bill McElcheran of Dundas, had installed it on the evening of the 14th.

It was a playful looking sculpture with soft curves and three balls balanced between two of the arms. It was modelled directly in cement over a steel armature, with a plastic coating to make it smooth, and the spheres were plastic covered wood."


Be sure to pick up your copy of Vanished Hamilton IV to read more about why this sculpture was such a controversy! Pre-order your copy today from our website and save 30%! http://www.canadianheritagebooks.com

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Vanished Hamilton IV



The fourth book in the popular Vanished Hamilton series is now in the final printing stage!

We are looking forward to an end of September release date for Vanished Hamilton IV.

Over the coming weeks we will be posting chapter excerpts and photographs from this much anticipated final book in the Vanished collection.



Pre-orders will be available from our website: http://www.canadianheritagebooks.com

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Historic Hamilton Walking Tours (Beasley neighbourhood)

Click on the image for a sample of one of the many walking tours in Footsteps in Time that explore Hamilton's heritage neighbourhoods.

Volume 1 of Footsteps in Time tours Hamilton's four oldest neighbourhoods - Beasley, Central, Corktown and Durand.

Detailed walking tours help you to experience the city's first neighbourhoods how they are today and in years gone by.

This tour features Oakwood, the home of former Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson during his university years, 1910-1914.

To purchase Footsteps in Time, please visit our website at http://www.canadianheritagebooks.com.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Vintage Burlington - Brant/Lakeshore Then & Now







Visit our Vintage Burlington Facebook Page for more Then & Now photographs of Burlington!

Shown here in the top photo from Images of Burlington, is the intersection of Brant and what is now Lakeshore Road, taken during the early part of the 20th century. Horse and buggy's and hitching posts can be seen in the photograph.

The bottom photo is the same intersection today, with cars and high-rise buildings dominating the scene.

To purchase Images of Burlington and see more old photographs, please visit our website at: http://www.canadianheritagebooks.com.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Vintage Burlington Facebook Page




We now have a Vintage Burlington Facebook Page!

Join us at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Vintage-Burlington/345338745530110 for more old photographs of Burlington plus a special Then & Now section to compare how the city looked many years ago and today.

Feel free to add any old photographs of Burlington that you may have!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Burlington's Waterfront - 1950

From 'The Prints of Burlington' - this is how today's Spencer Smith Park looked back in 1950.

The breakwater has been raised, the water drained out and the entire area has been filled in to form the park.

To see more old pictures of Burlington's waterfront, purchase your copy of The Prints of Burlington from our website: http://www.canadianheritagebooks.com.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Original Lister Block - Vanished Hamilton III

Late 1800s photo of the original Lister Block in Hamilton.

A fire in Feb. of 1923 destroyed most of the building. By the end of that year, a new Lister Block was built on the site featuring an inflammable concrete interior and brick exterior.

In 1996 this building was designated as a building of historical significance under the Ontario Heritage Act.

To read more about the original Lister Block, you can purchase 'Vanished Hamilton III' from our website at http://www.canadianheritagebooks.com.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Around the Bay Road Race


With it's start in 1894, Hamilton's Around the Bay Road Race is the oldest road race in North America.

This photo, taken in 1912, shows a radial car following two of the runners across the old swing bridge.

To read more about the race, purchase your copy of 'Memories of the Beach Strip' from our website: http://www.canadianheritagebooks.com

Thursday, March 22, 2012

1880s Hamilton Mountain photograph

From 'Prints Across the Mountain'. This is one of the oldest Hamilton Mountain photographs in existence, taken during the 1880s.

The photograph - looking to the north-east - shows the intersection which is today known as Mohawk Rd. and Upper James.

The wooded area is now home to Canadian Tire.

To purchase Prints Across the Mountain, please visit our website at http://www.canadianheritagebooks.com.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Historic Hamilton Walking Tours


Click on the image for a sample of one of the many walking tours in Footsteps in Time that explore Hamilton's heritage neighbourhoods.

Volume 1 of Footsteps in Time tours Hamilton's four oldest neighbourhoods - Beasley, Central, Corktown and Durand.

Detailed walking tours help you to experience the city's first neighbourhoods how they are today and in years gone by.




To order your copy of Footsteps in Time, please visit our website at http://www.canadianheritagebooks.com.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Memories of Wentworth - Crystal Palace

From 'Memories of Wentworth': It was a magnificent building, built of wood and glass with the centre dome soaring 100 feet into the sky on a 30-acre site which is now known as Victoria Park, but the Crystal Palace had a relatively short lifespan, lasting only to 1891. Built for the 1860 Provincial Exposition, the Crystal Palace was officially opened by the Prince of Wales.

Unfortunately, the building had badly deteriorated after 30 years and the decision was made to tear it down.

To read more about the Crystal Palace, purchase your copy of Memories of Wentworth from our website: http://www.canadianheritagebooks.com.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Open for business - Burlington Mall, 1968


Burlington Mall, shortly after it opened it's doors for the first time in 1968.









To purchase 'Images of Burlington', please visit our website at:
http://www.canadianheritagebooks.com.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Original Burlington Train Station



The original Freeman Train Station in Burlington. Built in 1890, and destroyed by fire in 1906, it was replaced by a building known as the Grand Trunk Railway Station.

The station provided an important transportation link for area farmers.



The Prints of Burlington is available from our website: http://www.canadianheritagebooks.com

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Beaux Mondes Blog- Vanished Hamilton

Please visit the blog Beaux Mondes, a lifestyle blog written by Stephanie Trendocher and Jacklyn Warmington. Based in Hamilton, they are passionate about discovering new places, products and the people behind them.

Their blog post today includes references to our Vanished Hamilton series of books as well as many other interesting thoughts about Hamilton!

Visit Beaux Mondes at: http://tinyurl.com/6syfsz2

Monday, January 30, 2012

Railway Swing Bridge

The rail line across the Beach Strip opened in 1877, however the trains did not have the right-of-way when crossing the shipping canal. This meant that the railway bridge was left in the open position, unless needed. This unfortunately resulted in several crashes.

The railway swing bridge is pictured here in 1952.

Purchase your copy of Memories of the Beach Strip to read more about the spectacular rail accidents at the swing bridge. http://www.canadianheritagebooks.com.