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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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