HomeDiagramsDatabaseMapsForum
     

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Photography Forums > My City Photos

Reply

 
Thread Tools Display Modes
     
     
  #1  
Old Posted Dec 20, 2008, 1:07 AM
flar's Avatar
flar flar is online now
..........
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Southwestern Ontario
Posts: 11,904
Thumbs up Ye Old(er) Hammer

HAMILTON NEIGHBOURHOODS:
CorktownDurandCentralDundasLocke St. SouthBurlingtonStinsonWestdaleSt. ClairKeithLandsdale
The DeltaGibsonJamesvilleConcession StreetDurand NorthDurand SouthOld Dundas HousesHess VillageBarton Street
AncasterNorth KirkendallSouth KirkendallMcMaster UniversityDowntownThe BayfrontThe North EndKenilworth
Mountain BrowTextile DistrictStrathconaNorth StipleyFlamboroughBeasleyChedokeStoney CreekThe Beach Strip


HAMILTON FEATURES:
C I T Y _ L I G H T SStone HamiltonTwilight of the Industrial AgeTwilight of the Industrial Age II
Stone in Dundas and AncasterGoodbye, Hamilton (from 43 floors up)Dirty BrickDay for Night
This broken down old city still manages to wake up every morning...Everywhere, Ontario< R - E - T - R - O >
HAMILTON | Scenes from the cutting room floorS U B U R B I A !Everywhere, OntarioHamilton Rowhouses
< H E A V Y <> I N D U S T R Y > Old Man Winter vs. Hamilton






Central
Hamilton, Ontario

Central is one Hamilton's oldest neighbourhoods. Quite a bit of older housing stock and some industrial areas remain in the
northern part of the neighbourhood, but the southern portion is almost entirely gone, a victim of urban renewal projects. Parts
of Downtown Hamilton, as well as Hess Village, fall within the "official" boundaries of Central. As with the Beasley tour, I am
only showing the "neighbourhood" parts here.





















































































Last edited by flar; May 16, 2009 at 12:46 AM.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #2  
Old Posted Dec 20, 2008, 4:39 AM
boden's Avatar
boden boden is offline
Reach for the Clouds
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Great Neck, NY
Posts: 4,385
The juxtaposition in that last one is too much!
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #3  
Old Posted Dec 20, 2008, 11:18 AM
Top Of The Park's Avatar
Top Of The Park Top Of The Park is offline
no its not...
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 11,030
very pleasing looking place
__________________
I see idiots
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #4  
Old Posted Dec 20, 2008, 1:09 PM
philadelphiathrives philadelphiathrives is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: West Philadelphia, USA
Posts: 269
Interesting how many rowhomes there are in Hamilton. You usually don't find many attached rowhomes that far west.

Also, what are those windows with the big pane of glass on top and two little ones at the bottom called? They seem to be so common in Canada.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #5  
Old Posted Dec 20, 2008, 4:51 PM
Jibba's Avatar
Jibba Jibba is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Chicago
Posts: 2,632
I am consistently amazed by the amount of variety of housing in Hamilton; so many high-quality buildings of so many different styles. You capture it very well (and extensively).
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #6  
Old Posted Dec 20, 2008, 6:46 PM
dugdogmaster's Avatar
dugdogmaster dugdogmaster is offline
Unpolitically Correct
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Western PA
Posts: 1,677
Awesome
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #7  
Old Posted Dec 20, 2008, 8:05 PM
Bergenser's Avatar
Bergenser Bergenser is offline
Information Age
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Bergen, Norway
Posts: 2,890
Hamilton looks really good in snow.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #8  
Old Posted Dec 21, 2008, 12:06 AM
jdcamb's Avatar
jdcamb jdcamb is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Rochester mostly
Posts: 180


this house is right around the corner from my cousins old apartment/new window shop. At night you can see inside It's a cool house for sure...
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #9  
Old Posted Dec 21, 2008, 4:13 PM
flar's Avatar
flar flar is online now
..........
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Southwestern Ontario
Posts: 11,904
Quote:
Originally Posted by philadelphiathrives View Post
Interesting how many rowhomes there are in Hamilton. You usually don't find many attached rowhomes that far west.

Also, what are those windows with the big pane of glass on top and two little ones at the bottom called? They seem to be so common in Canada.
Toronto has quite a few rowhouses too. A difference I've noticed is that most of Hamilton's attached houses have big dividing walls, often with double chimneys, protruding from the roof between them while this is much less common in Toronto. Perhaps due to differences in fire codes?

example of walls:




Good observation on the windows, there are a lot of them. No name that I know of for this window configuration. I doubt they are original since the top pane of glass is very large by the standards of the mid 19th century.
__________________
RECENT PHOTOS:
TORONTOSAN FRANCISCO ROCHESTER, NYHAMILTONGODERICH, ON WHEATLEY, ONCOBOURG, ONLAS VEGASLOS ANGELES

Last edited by flar; Dec 21, 2008 at 4:27 PM.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #10  
Old Posted Dec 21, 2008, 6:36 PM
Kingofthehill's Avatar
Kingofthehill Kingofthehill is offline
International
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Oslo
Posts: 4,051
Sheer brilliance!

Any trips lined up for next year?
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #11  
Old Posted Dec 22, 2008, 1:11 AM
xzmattzx's Avatar
xzmattzx xzmattzx is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Wilmington, DE
Posts: 4,953
Nice pictures. Some of those scenes don't look anything like Canada at all. They really look Pennsylvanian. The first picture after your neighborhood description looks like you might find it in Lancaster County.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #12  
Old Posted Dec 22, 2008, 6:35 AM
philadelphiathrives philadelphiathrives is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: West Philadelphia, USA
Posts: 269
Thanks flar for the info. And thanks for this great thread taken on a cold day. After I saw it the other day, I decided to take a walk through Philadelphia's northern downtown neighborhoods because your thread put me in the mood. They have similar townhouses, except less European looking and few peaked rooves.

I think the windows I described have a distinctly European look, and are less common in the US.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #13  
Old Posted Dec 23, 2008, 5:52 PM
flar's Avatar
flar flar is online now
..........
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Southwestern Ontario
Posts: 11,904
^^I'd love to be able to do tours like this in Philadelphia.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Kingofthehill View Post
Sheer brilliance!

Any trips lined up for next year?
Nothing specific yet, though I'll probably continue with a few more of these housing studies in Hamilton and Toronto and do some tours of a few more surrounding towns and cities. I don't travel much in the winter.
__________________
RECENT PHOTOS:
TORONTOSAN FRANCISCO ROCHESTER, NYHAMILTONGODERICH, ON WHEATLEY, ONCOBOURG, ONLAS VEGASLOS ANGELES
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #14  
Old Posted Dec 23, 2008, 6:05 PM
denveraztec's Avatar
denveraztec denveraztec is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Governor's Park/Capitol Hill, Denver
Posts: 2,634
Burr-itiful! No shortage of red brick here. I could gaze at these old structures all day and never tire! Thank you for sharing yet another wonderful tour!
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #15  
Old Posted Dec 23, 2008, 7:28 PM
olga's Avatar
olga olga is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Malmo Sweden
Posts: 3,386
Great tour, thanks!
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #16  
Old Posted Dec 29, 2008, 1:36 AM
flar's Avatar
flar flar is online now
..........
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Southwestern Ontario
Posts: 11,904
I was looking at some history books, the small one storey cottages and frame houses are likely remnants of Hamilton's earliest housing. Hamilton isn't really that old, it was first settled in the 1810s and didn't become a city until 1846. After that, Hamilton's population exploded to become one of Canada's leading cities by the 1870's. Many of the houses seen in this tour are houses built in the later 19th century to replace older, often poorly built, wooden houses. (Incidentally, Hamilton's suburbs of Ancaster, Dundas and Stoney Creek are all older than Hamilton itself, having been settled in the 1790s)

Most of Hamilton's earliest settlers were United Empire Loyalists who were granted land by the British after the American Revolution. The settlers came mostly from New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, which explains why some of the houses resemble the houses in those areas.
__________________
RECENT PHOTOS:
TORONTOSAN FRANCISCO ROCHESTER, NYHAMILTONGODERICH, ON WHEATLEY, ONCOBOURG, ONLAS VEGASLOS ANGELES

Last edited by flar; Dec 29, 2008 at 4:20 AM.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #17  
Old Posted Dec 29, 2008, 8:17 PM
Hozay Hozay is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 323
Cool hood!
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #18  
Old Posted Jan 1, 2009, 3:00 AM
SuburbanNation SuburbanNation is offline
Closed account
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 1,118
nothing like a little Canadian porn.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #19  
Old Posted Jan 1, 2009, 8:03 AM
KevinFromTexas's Avatar
KevinFromTexas KevinFromTexas is offline
you suck
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: down the street from the taco trailer
Posts: 46,959
Great pics. I like the architecture there. The old brick facades are true art.
__________________
Blue Leader, this is Troll Fighter
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #20  
Old Posted Jan 2, 2009, 9:56 PM
Boris Boris is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 1,730
beautiful.

Always gotta check out your threads
Reply With Quote
     
     
This discussion thread continues

Use the page links to the lower-right to go to the next page for additional posts
 
 
Reply

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Photography Forums > My City Photos
Forum Jump


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 9:14 PM.

     

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.