The Grand Durand – Hamilton’s Mansions

This book contains hundreds of photographs and lots of information about 16 houses in the Durand.  All of the photographs were taken by  Graham Crawford. This coffee table book also features  the history of the Durand neighbourhood and was written by local historian and fellow Durander Bill Manson.

This book is available for purchase for $25.00 including tax, at Hamilton HIStory & HERitage at 165 James Street North.

Durand – A neighbourhood Reclaimed and DURAND CHRONICLE 1972-2000: THREE DECADES OF COMMUNITY SERVICE are no longer available for Purchase.  However there are copies at the Hamilton Public Library.

DURAND – A NEIGHBOURHOOD RECLAIMED

This book  is a contemporary study of a citizens’ association and its role during the last three decades in preserving a historic downtown district in Hamilton, Ontario. It echoes the experience of many older inner cities throughout North America blighted by decaying downtowns, demolition of heritage sites, inappropriate high-rise residential development, intrusive traffic and other ills.
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DURAND CHRONICLE 1972-2000: THREE DECADES OF COMMUNITY SERVICE

This book is a chronology of events detailing the history of the Durand Neighbourhood Association. It begins with its formation in 1972 to combat massive high-rise development and spans three decades of active citizens’ involvement in the preservation of this historic inner-city district in Hamilton, Ontario. It will be a useful reference for anyone interested in the evolution of a community organization and the public’s right to participate in the urban political process.
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