Hamilton Artist Update: #H24

Hamilton Artist Update 20 – a weekly review of art related activities by Chris Erskine. This week: June 3rd – Open House for the Heritage Inventory Project held at Whitehern Mansion June 6th – Final demolition of the James Street Baptist Church June 7th – Hamilton 24 Hour Film Festival   June 3, 2014: OpenContinue reading “Hamilton Artist Update: #H24”

5×5 James Street Baptist Church – June 6, 2014

Friday, June 6, 2014 – the developer of the James Baptist Church began the final phase of the demolition.  They started around 7 am in the morning and according to friends, the process was complete by early afternoon.  Here are the sights and sounds of the site in the early evening, around 7:00 pm.  Continue reading “5×5 James Street Baptist Church – June 6, 2014”

5×5 Hamilton’s Heritage Inventory Project – June 3, 2014

Tuesday, June 3, 2014 – Hamilton City Staff presented the results of their efforts to create a criteria for selecting important heritage buildings from different period of Hamilton’s history at an open house.  The event occurred at the 1850s Whitehern mansion, located just a block away from the partially demolished James Street Baptist Church.  HereContinue reading “5×5 Hamilton’s Heritage Inventory Project – June 3, 2014”

5X5 Update 1: James St. Baptist Church

Five different shots, each lasting five seconds, using natural sounds.  James Street Baptist Church on Tuesday, June 3, 2014. Chris Erskine chriserskineartist@gmail.com @erskinec

Hamilton Artist Update 19: James Street Baptist Church

Special thanks to the blogger of NotMyTypeWriter who flagged to my attention the start of the external demolition of the James Street Baptist Church.  She writes a great blog and I encourage everyone to take look at her postings. Always amazed by the number of people who stop and comment on heritage when I doContinue reading “Hamilton Artist Update 19: James Street Baptist Church”

Letter to City Manager – Re: James St. Baptist

May 21, 2014 Attn: City Manager I wish to express my concern over the recent approval process for a partial demolition of the James Street Baptist Church. It is my understanding that the Heritage Permit Review Sub-Committee recommended the granting of a demolition permit based on the Developer fulfilling a number of conditions. This Committee (madeContinue reading “Letter to City Manager – Re: James St. Baptist”

Hamilton Artist Update for April 21, 2014.

A weekly review of art related activities by artist, Chris Erskine.  Updates are posted every Monday. This week: Heritage Decision-Making Questioned Another Demolition in the Works Historical TH&B Bridge Prepares to Come Down Putting Hamilton into Updates Sounds Better – new equipment   Heritage Decision-Making Questioned The Durand Neighbourhood Association questioned why the Heritage PermitContinue reading “Hamilton Artist Update for April 21, 2014.”

Monday’s Update for April 7, 2014

A weekly update of art related activities with a focus on Hamilton, Ontario; by artist Chris Erskine. Updates are posted every Monday.  Topics for this week: 1.)        Mastering Time 2.)        We Are Not Alone 3.)        Heritage List Goes to Council 4.)        Durand Letter Goes to Council 5.)        Printing Architecture 6.)        Kirk CobainContinue reading “Monday’s Update for April 7, 2014”

Pigott Building Sketch

The world of tall buildings finally arrived in Hamilton (Ont) in 1929 with the opening of the 18 storey (210 feet) Pigott building.  As buildings got taller and taller, the need for elevators became ever greater and so it seems right that in 1927 Otis-Fensom Elevator Company moved their head office to Hamilton. The buildingContinue reading “Pigott Building Sketch”

Heritage Church to be Saved – Almost

The heritage James Street Baptist Church is to be saved and developed according to local media reports. CBC Hamilton reports that the Gothic Revival church was put up for sale this past summer for $1.1 million.  Last week, a sold sign was posted on the property. The report also states that the developer wishes to respect theContinue reading “Heritage Church to be Saved – Almost”

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