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St. Giles in 1957. Credit: Vintage Hamilton / Superior Engravers, Local History & Archives, Hamilton Public Library.
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Announcing: Stewart & Witton 150!

This year marks 150 years of prominent architects Stewart & Witton, who designed St. Giles Church, the Herkimer Apartments, the Playhouse Cinema, the James Street Armoury, and many other beloved and important Hamilton landmarks.

We have already lost so much of Stewart & Witton’s work to demolition. Through our 150th anniversary celebration, we aim to inspire Hamilton to cherish and preserve the remaining architectural gems that they designed for our city.

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New Section Added: St. Giles & WW1

The history of beautiful St. Giles church is intertwined with that of World War 1: the church’s first minister and one of its architects served together in the same batallion, and both were at Vimy Ridge. One would return to become an advocate for remembrance; the other died in action.…

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Joint statement with ACO Hamilton

Joint statement by ACO Hamilton and the Friends of St. Giles, June 17, 2021 We need a fourth option for St. Giles Heritage advocates respond to latest proposals for century-old Gibson landmark Last week was Hamilton Arts Week — which made it doubly disappointing that the week ended with New Vision…

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Announcing: Stewart & Witton 150

This year marks 150 years of prominent architects Stewart & Witton, who designed St. Giles Church, the Herkimer Apartments, the Playhouse Cinema, the James Street Armoury, and many other beloved and important Hamilton landmarks. We have already lost so much of Stewart & Witton’s work to demolition. Through our 150th…

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