Charlton Avenue (Hamilton, Ontario)

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Central Presbyterian Church

Charlton Avenue, is a Lower City collector road in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. This collector road starts off just West of Dundurn Street as a one-way street (Westbound) up to James Street South where it then switches over to a two-way street the rest of the way eastward and ends at Wentworth Street South right in front of Mountain Face Park and the Escarpment Rail Trail.

History[edit]

Charlton Avenue was named after Benjamin Ernest Charlton, (1835-1901), teacher, manufacturer, politician and mayor of Hamilton.[1] Originally Charlton Street was named Hannah Street.[2]

Wentworth Street, at the base of the Niagara Escarpment (mountain) was the site of the city's second Incline railway (1895-1936). Back then, the Incline railway on Wentworth Street was known as the Eastend Incline Railway but was often called, The Mount Hamilton Incline Railway. [3][4] The city's first Incline railway on James Street South, (1892-1932), was known as the Hamilton & Barton Incline Railway. [3][4]

Landmarks[edit]

Central Presbyterian Church
Caroline Street South, near Charlton Avenue West

Note: Listing of Landmarks from West to East.

Communities[edit]

Note: Listing of neighbourhoods from West to East. [5]

Roads that are parallel with Charlton Avenue[edit]

Lower City Roads:

Niagara Escarpment (Mountain) Roads:

Roads that cross Charlton Avenue[edit]

Note: Listing of streets from West to East.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bailey, Thomas Melville (1981). Dictionary of Hamilton Biography (Vol I, 1791-1875). W.L. Griffin Ltd. 
  2. ^ Manson, Bill (2003). Footsteps In Time: Exploring Hamilton's heritage neighbourhoods. North Shore Publishing Inc. ISBN 1-896899-22-6. 
  3. ^ a b "Hamilton Street Railway History". Retrieved 2007-04-14. 
  4. ^ a b "Hamilton Transit History". Archived from the original on 2009-10-25. Retrieved 2007-04-14. 
  5. ^ "Hamilton Neighbourhood Boundaries, (map.hamilton.ca)". Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-05-11. 

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Coordinates: 43°14′53″N 79°51′44″W / 43.2480°N 79.8622°W / 43.2480; -79.8622