Monday, March 22, 2010
1895: THE ROTHSCHILD FACTORY - NORTH JOHNSTON AVENUE
This plant, the more recent location of Atlantic Products Corp., has been in the news recently. The Hamilton town fathers have embarked upon a very worthy mission of creating a Cultural center in the Bromley area, with the building illustrated above as one of the anchors. It was originally on the property owned by Henry N, Smith and bordered the old Boyd Farm which was in the area of today's De Laval-Siemens factory. The building has been taken over by Isles, the non-profit organization which has plans to restore the building and convert it into lofts, apartments, and office space. I worked in that building in 1951 when I graduated from high school. I can attest to the fact that it was structurally built to last! Note the clock tower. The building faced the tracks of the railroad which ran in front of the building before the overpass on Nottingham Way.