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I could stare at this for hours. And absolutely spectacular brickwork on this building

Well, it's bedtime. I'll be dreaming of Gran Torinos and brick.
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Some notes on the photos:

About half of these photos are from a neighbourhood called Keith which is in the extreme north end between Wellington and Sherman. Many of the houses here are wooden (like the ones in the last pic) rather than Hamilton's usual brown and red brick. I'm guessing they date to the 1910's. McAnulty and Keith are well inhabited but not desirable because of their proximity to heavy industry. There were two large schools serving these neighbourhoods, both of which are now closed.

Another interesting street is Beach Rd., which winds through the eastern part of the North End the McAnulty neighbourhood. It looks like it was once a main road. It still has a bus route and some empty commercial buildings.

I noted on an old map from around the 1920's that there was a neighbourhood of several blocks at the intersection of Gage and Burlington. There are now about 20 houses left, most of it having been replaced by industries and Burlington St. which is now a double decker highway. There are even slight remnants of former streets, such as street signs.
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Another good one flar.
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glasgow+detroit+birmingham. wow.

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Great pictures - a sombre symphony in autumnal shades of red - haunting and strangely beautiful.
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glasgow+detroit+birmingham. wow.
i have to interject here. maybe birmingham(uk)...perhaps glasgow...but not detroit. not even close. its appearance is far worse than the reality.
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Awesome stuff! I'm glad to see this little place is still holding on. I've always though it was a neat old gas station.
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Awesome, Flar. Perfect day, too haha

I also have a map from the '20's (I bought it at an Antique Fair in Meaford, ON for $0.50) and I never realized there was that hood up there before. So kewl!
It's neat that all the street names are named after British Towns (Manchester St, Leeds St, Lancaster St, Birmingham St, etc).

Thanks for pointing that out! I'm gonna have to study my map a lil harder now! haha
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These are so interesting. I keep coming back and looking at them again, seeing new things. I'm inspired to shoot more of the grit in my city. One of these days...
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Wowzer! I had no Idea Hamilton had such ghetto character! Great set!

But can someone tell me what the hell this is about? No colours?

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photo journalism quality! i'm really wowed by this thread.
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