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.  Here are the sights and sounds of the late afternoon event.

Chris Erskine

chriserskineartist@gmail.com

@erskinec

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 do my filming.  It is too bad that I never have the camera on when they start to talk.

As I mention in the video, my principle concern with the partial demolition of the James Street Baptist Church is the process and the role the Heritage Permit Review Committee played.  I emailed the City Manager several weeks ago to ask him to look into the decision-making process.

At the rate that the demolition is going, I would suspect that most of the building will be demolished by the end of June. So, if you want to see the James Street Baptist Church you better do it now.

Chris Erskine

chriserskineartist@gmail.com

@erskinec