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Old August 26th, 2009, 06:13 PM   #21
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Flar, last week I was visiting Paris and Cambridge (Ontario) and trying to explain to my friend about the houses with that pebbly cobblestone finish. Was there a specific time-frame that it was popular? I'm guessing around 1870ish. What is the basic structure of the house under the finish? Brick, or stone? Looks like a kind of plaster that had stones pressed into it, but I couldn't really tell.
The cobblestone buildings in Paris are the result of one man, Levi Boughton. He came to Paris from the Rochester, NY area where this cobblestone technique is common. He built around a dozen cobblestone buildings starting in 1838. I don't know for sure, but I'd assume they are wood framed with a cobblestone exterior.
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Old August 26th, 2009, 06:16 PM   #22
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Thanks Flar! It is a very strange looking result and I can't quite make up my mind if I like it, or whether it is kitsch! Certainly my favourite houses are the stone ones. They are beautiful.
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Old August 26th, 2009, 06:33 PM   #23
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Great pictures!! Makes me want to visit Hamilton.
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Old March 14th, 2010, 04:55 AM   #25
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Excellent pictures of Canada's most Rustbelt city.

Really Hamilton's downtown & some of its neighborhoods look very vibrant, & the people reflect lots of diversity.

Yea, Hamilton's solid brick housing stock adds lots of physical character to the city's more gritty districts.

Another plus: From the smokestacks looks like Hamilton's steel mill still seems to be in business?
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