Hey Mustapha! Thanks! If only I had the time to go around and actually Shoot some 'NOW' shotsSeriously, nice series, and why was that building removed from the middle of King Street?
Oh Ya! All of these 'Historic Photos' threads are depressing.Wow that last post is tragic
Landmark Place = 100 MainLandmark Place (Is that 100 Main?)
Not necessarily if there are decent new buildings, but they are really depressing when the historic buildings are replaced with parking lots (or malls).
I believe most of these tradgedies lay at the feet of one Victor Copps, father of Sheila and namesake of Copps Colliseum.Cool thread. Compared to the urban renewal that took place in Toronto downtown Hamilton looks like it was taken behind the woodshed and beaten to a pulp in the 1960s.
I remember seeing a photo from the 1950s of the street that York Boulevard replaced. It was a narrow commercial road with a vibrant streetscape that looked kind of like Dundas street or College. Somehow the city fathers managed to demolish the entire length of the street and replace it with a 6-lane highway. They also demolished their historic city hall and, to build their new city hall, took about 6 square blocks of Victorian mansions and razed them to the ground.