Pigott Building

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Pigott Building
General information
Type Residential/ Condo
Location Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Coordinates 43°15′21″N 79°52′12″W / 43.2558°N 79.8699°W / 43.2558; -79.8699Coordinates: 43°15′21″N 79°52′12″W / 43.2558°N 79.8699°W / 43.2558; -79.8699
Completed 1929
Roof 64 m (210 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 18
Lifts/elevators 2
Design and construction
Architect Prack & Prack

The Pigott Building is an 18-storey (210 feet/ 64 metres) condominium building located at 36 James Street South in downtown Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. This Art Deco/Gothic Revival style building was designed by Hamilton architects Bernard and Fred Prack and is designated under the Ontario Heritage Act.[1]

Built for $1,000,000, The Pigott Building was originally an office building and was Hamilton's first skyscraper.[2] Named after the construction company that built it, the Pigott Construction Company, many of Hamilton's landmarks were built by the company. Some of these include the Canadian Westinghouse offices, the Bank of Montreal Building (1928) on James Street North, McMaster University (1930), Westdale Secondary School (1931), Cathedral of Christ the King (1933), the Burlington Bay James N. Allan Skyway bridge (1958),[3] Hamilton City Hall (1960) and Copps Coliseum (1985) on York & Bay Streets.[4]

Pigott also built some of Canada's largest industrial plants and finest buildings: the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto; Skylon Tower at Niagara Falls, Crown Life Insurance Company head office, Toronto; Bank of Canada, Ottawa; a plant for General Motors, Oshawa, and buildings for A. V. Roe Company in Malton.

It was at this location that the Canadian Club Movement had its beginning on December 6, 1892.


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  1. ^ "Irish Hamilton Landmarks". Archived from the original on 2008-05-10. Retrieved 2008-09-16. 
  2. ^ "The Pigott Building- 1929". Retrieved 2008-09-16. 
  3. ^ "History of the James N. Allan Skyway Bridge". Retrieved 2008-09-16. 
  4. ^ "OHL Arena Guide: Copps Coliseum (1985)". Retrieved 2008-09-16. 

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