James Street Baptist Church Demolition

Saturday 31 May 2014

Demolition has begun at the James Street Baptist Church, a nearly 140-year-old building that, along with the Pigott Building and St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, has dominated James Street South for generations.  

According to a letter written by Janice Brown, president of the Durand Neighbourhood Association, two-thirds of the church will be demolished. Developers are planning to save the church’s fa├žade, as well as its east tower. The rest of the building will be demolished, making way for an $80-million condo development.

James Street Baptist Church was built between 1878 and 1882 by architect Joseph Connolly (1840–1904). Connolly was an Irish architect who specialized in Gothic Revival, also building Hamilton’s St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church on King Street East at Victoria Street.

According to the plaque at the James Street Baptist Church, it is designated under the Ontario Heritage Act, and is Hamilton’s oldest surviving Baptist church. 

It wasn't very long ago that I watched another Hamilton landmark get destroyed, this one by fire. Here’s a shot from today of the Pasadena on Bold.


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