Notice of Intention to Designate 66-68 Charlton Avenue West, Hamilton
The City of Hamilton intends to designate 66-68 Charlton Avenue West, Hamilton ON, under Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act, as being a property of cultural heritage value.
Statement of Cultural Heritage Value or Interest
The property located at 66-68 Charlton Avenue West is comprised of two formerly single-detached two-and-a-half-storey brick dwellings. The design of the buildings are representative of early-twentieth century Queen Anne Revival style architecture and demonstrates a high degree of craftsmanship in its detailing, including decorative brick paneling, wood mouldings, decorative slate shingles and dentilated cornices.
The property at 68 Charlton Avenue West is attributed to F. J. Rastrick and Sons architectural firm and is one of the few known surviving buildings designed by the two sons of the noted Hamilton architect, Frederick James Rastrick. The property at 66-68 Charlton Avenue West supports the historic character of the Durand Neighbourhood, one of Hamilton’s oldest residential neighbourhoods. The property defines the northeast corner of Charlton Avenue West and Park Street, with two elevations featuring notable architectural details, a moderate setback, and a large stone wall along the western boundary along Park Street.
The Statement of Cultural Heritage Value or Interest, Description of Heritage Attributes and supporting Cultural Heritage Assessment may be viewed at the Office of the City Clerk, 71 Main Street West, 1st Floor, Hamilton, Ontario, L8P 4Y5, during regular business hours.
Any person may, within 30 days after the date of the publication of the Notice, serve written notice of their objections to the proposed designation, together with a statement for the objection and relevant facts, on the City Clerk at the Office of the City Clerk.
Dated at Hamilton, this 14th day of December 2022.