Pigcott Building in Hamilton, Canada

An extravagant $1 million dollars was spent to build this elegant limestone façade with Art Deco features. The 18 floor, 210 foot office complex was Hamilton’s first skyscraper after opening in 1929. The namesake was the Pigott Construction Company. This dominate firm created many of Hamilton’s and Canada’s finest structures during the 20th century. The Pigcott Building now houses condominiums. If you go inside, watch for the ghost of Willie Thompson. He was the elevator operator for over four decades. The height of the Pigcott Building is currently overshadowed by 15 skyscrapers at or above 250 feet. Hamilton’s current tallest building is Landmark Place at 427 feet.


34 James St S, Hamilton, ON L8P 2X8, Canada


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