It was one of the last stone structures built during Hamilton’s Stone Age – approximately 1840 to early 1870s when sufficient locally-quarried and good quality stone was available from the escarpment within the city limits.
Despite its drastically altered environment since the days when horse-drawn vehicles passed by, the church at the corner of West Avenue South and Main Street East remains a beautiful Hamilton landmark.
Above and below, two postcard views of that church, known as St. Thomas’ Anglican Church from 187o until its deconsecration as an Anglican Church in 1996.
Both postcards date to the period not long before the outbreak of World War One.
The church is now home to the Carismo Church.
Postcards from http://www.hamiltonpostcards.com, thanks to Janet!