I recently attended a meeting hosted by the City of Hamilton and E.R.A. Architects for The Downtown Built Heritage Inventory Project. The evening was designed to get feedback from the public on three questions.
What I found most interesting about the meeting was their effort to discover what people value about the downtown. It was interesting to hear how people viewed the downtown and how each person had their own list of important buildings.
In large part, people value buildings that they see or visit on a regular basis, whether it is today or in the past.
The old saying, “Out of sight –out of mind” never seem more true than with historical buildings.
So, refresh my knowledge and experience with Hamilton’s past, I have decided to sketch buildings that capture my attention in the downtown.