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Architecture of Hamilton, Ontario

25 January 2014

1960 – City Hall, Hamilton, Ontario

Architect: Stanley Roscoe A fine example of International style of architecture was designed by City Architect Stanley Roscoe, replacing an early Richardson Romaneque building of 1890. The building exhibits many of the characteristic...

25 January 2014

1908 – Central Presbyterian Church, Hamilton, Ontario

Architect: John M. Lyle Constructed in 1908 after fire destroyed their previous building – John M. Lyle, the architect, was the son of the minister of the time. Lyle was responsible for Toronto’s...

24 January 2014

1905 – Bank of Hamilton, Hamilton, Ontario

The original building on this site was constructed in the 1870s. Around 1905, it was decided to expand, and seven storeys were added to the building, using two as a base. In 1921,...

24 January 2014

1907 – Terminal Station, Hamilton, Ontario

Architect: Charles Mills The Terminal building exterior was a mixture of masonry and terra cotta brick. The first story of the building was done in Indiana blue limestone. One feature that was originally...

24 January 2014

1878 – Wentworth County Courthouse, Hamilton, Ontario

Architect: Charles Mulligan The former Wentworth County Courthouse was one of the original buildings in Hamilton. The two acre site was donated by George Hamilton to build a courthouse and jail for the...

14 January 2014

1906 – Normal School, Hamilton, Ontario

Architect: Frank R. Heakes Almost identical to other Normal Schools constructed in Stratford, and North Bay, Ontario at the same time. The Normal Schools, renamed Teachers’ Colleges in 1953, were designed to train...

06 January 2014

1883 – Canada Life Assurance Co., Hamilton, Ontario

Architect: Richard Waite Former head office building of the Canada Life Assurance Company, which was founded in Hamilton. Later known as the Birks Building. Demolished in 1972 amid much protest in the city.

04 January 2014

1896 – Collegiate Institute & Normal College, Hamilton, Ontario

Architect: William Stewart When it opened in 1896, it was known as the Collegiate Institute and Ontario Normal College. The Normal College was ateacher training school, and was relocated from this building in...

25 January 2012

1870s – General Hospital, Hamilton, Ontario

Founded in 1848, the hospital became a part of Hamilton Health Sciences in 1996 when Hamilton General, Henderson General, McMaster University Medical Centre, McMaster Children’s Hospital and Chedoke Hospital merged.

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