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.