Lincoln Alexander Centenary #Lincoln100

Celebrating Lincoln Alexander’s 100th This year marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Lincoln Alexander. Canadians celebrate Lincoln Alexander Day on his birthday, January 21st. For Heritage Week and Black History Month, here’s a look at heritage — especially local Hamilton heritage — and the late, great Linc. Born in Toronto, Lincoln MacCauley AlexanderContinue reading “Lincoln Alexander Centenary #Lincoln100”

Hamilton Heritage Awards nominees announced!

Two Stewart & Witton properties nominated, plus a Friend of St. Giles’ video series The Hamilton Municipal Heritage Committee’s nominations for the 2020–21 Heritage Recognition Awards are in! These awards recognize the contributions of property owners, educators, developers, and volunteers in the conservation of Hamilton’s heritage. This year, the Heritage Committee has added two newContinue reading “Hamilton Heritage Awards nominees announced!”

Stewart & Witton walking tour for Grey Cup Week!

Self-guided walking tours launched for Stewart & Witton 150th December 6, 2021 Hamilton, ON — Exciting news from the Friends of St. Giles: as part of our #StewartWitton150 celebrations, we are launching our first Stewart & Witton walking tour today, just in time for Grey Cup Week. Available as a free download, the tour isContinue reading “Stewart & Witton walking tour for Grey Cup Week!”

Housing AND heritage, Stewart & Witton edition

Did you know that Stewart & Witton were leaders in multi-unit housing? In their hometown of Hamilton, Ontario, the Herkimer Apartments might be the architects’ best-known residential project. But housing doesn’t have to be purpose-built. In addition to two apartment buildings, two former schools and even an industrial conversion show how Stewart & Witton’s historicContinue reading “Housing AND heritage, Stewart & Witton edition”