Accessible Washroom at Redhill not available
The accessible washroom at Redhill is not available. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Holds Processing and Delivery Delays
Holds processing and deliveries to Branches will be delayed for the next week due to Staff capacity.
We are working to move materials as quickly as possible. Thank you for your patience.
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Spectator Collection Antiquarian Photographs
Forty original photographs (most late 19th or early 20th century) of Hamilton and area were transferred from the Spectator Library to Special Collections [now Local History & Archives] in 1990. They have all been copied by the Hamilton Public Library photographer and (with 5 exceptions) identified, mounted and added to the Picture Collection under the following headings. The number after the heading refers to the Local History & Archives negative number.
The original photographs are in storage.
Hamilton - Schools - Queen Victoria School (#02528)
Hamilton - Streets - King Street East (Photographer Lyonde) (#02529)
Hamilton - Storms - 1898 (Main & Hughson Streets: Photographer G. Lees) (#02530)
Hamilton - Canals - Desjardins Canal (Photographer: Lyonde) (#02531)
Hamilton - Harbour (#02532)
Hamilton - Hospitals - Ontario Hospital (Photographer: William Farmer) (#02533)
Hamilton - Schools - Central School (#02534)
Hamilton - Parks - Ainslie's Woods (Photographer: Lyonde) (#02535)
Hamilton - Churches - All Saints Church (#02536)
Hamilton - Churches - St. Thomas Anglican Church (#02537)
Hamilton - Churches - Macnab Street Presbyterian Church (corner Macnab and Jackson Streets before the Sunday School was built) (#02538)
Hamilton - Schools - Murray Street School (#02539)
Hamilton - Hospitals - General Hospital (#02540)
Hamilton - Hospitals - Ontario Hospital (#02541)
Hamilton - Hotels - Ocean House (#02542)
Hamilton - Hospitals - General Hospital (#02543)
Hamilton - Hospitals - Ontario Hospital (Photographer: William Farmer, 1889) (#02544)
Hamilton - Incline Railways - Hamilton & Barton Incline Railway (#02545)
Hamilton - Industries - Sanford, W.E. Manufacturing Co. (#02546)
Hamilton - Cemeteries - Hamilton Cemetery (#02547)
Hamilton - Roads - Mountain Roads - Beckett Drive (#02548)
Hamilton - Schools - Cannon Street School (Photographer: William Farmer, 1889) (#02549)
Hamilton - Canals - Burlington Canal (Ocean House in background) (#02550)
Hamilton - Militia - Drill Hall (Photographer: William Farmer, 1889) (#02551)
Hamilton - Churches - All Saints Church (#02552)
Hamilton - Canals - Burlington Canal (#02553)
Hamilton - Schools - Hess Street School (Photographer: William Farmer, 1889)
Hamilton - Libraries - Hamilton Public Library (1890-1913) (#02555)
Hamilton - Storms - 1898 (Main Street West. Photographer: G. Lees) (#02556)
Hamilton - Organizations & Societies - Royal Hamilton Yacht Club (Photographer: C.S. Cochran) (#02557)
Hamilton - Historic Houses - Balquihidder [the photograph is actually of Wesanford] (#02558)
Unidentified lady with cello (Photographer: Lyonde) (#02559)
Hamilton - Organizations & Societies - Royal Templars of Temperance (James Street North at the north-west corner of Vine St.) (#02560)
Hamilton - School - Picton School (The corner of a shack adjoining to the east is a builder's convenience while St. Lawrence Church is being erected. Photographer: William Farmer) (#02561)
Hamilton - Schools - Collegiate Institute (Opened 1866 as Grammar School and changed in 1871 to High School and then Collegiate Institute. 1899 renovated and re-opened as Caroline Street Public School. 1930 Caroline Street Pre-Vocational School then Boy's Handicraft School. 1941 renamed F.W. McBeth School for Boys then closed. 1948 expropriated. 1949 razed) (#02562)
Hamilton - Churches - St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church (#02563)
Hamilton - Schools - Ryerson School (#02564)