MacNab-Charles Heritage Conservation District




MacNab-Charles Heritage Conservation District


The downtown block of MacNab Street South, Hurst Place, Charles Street and Bold Street contains an unique collection of stone buildings primarily dating from the 1850's.

While stone architecture was relatively rare in Ontario, Hamilton Mountain offered a ready supply of limestone. This local resource was used to great advantage in the hands of the newly-arrived Scottish stonemasons, establishing pre-Confederation Hamilton as a city renowned for its wealth of handsome stone architecture.

With the MacNab Street Presbyterian Church as the focal point, the Victorian stone and brick streetscapes of MacNab-Charles evoke a genuine sense of history in the heart of this city.

The MacNab-Charles Heritage Conservation District was designated in 1990 under the Ontario Heritage Act.



Stewart Memorial Church



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