Good news for the Long & Bisby

A success story for heritage advocacy and adaptive reuse: the Long and Bisby, the at-risk Sanatorium building that I wrote about in August, will be restored by the owners. Developer Valery Homes plans to refurbish the 1921 nurses’ residence for use as its company headquarters.

Update: City councillors have voted to give the Long and Bisby heritage designation. (See Teviah Moro in the Spec, Nov. 17, 2020 | in print Nov. 19, 2020, A1, A6.)

Update, 2021: Thanks to Ann Gillespie, the Long and Bisby has been identified as a 1921 design by Witton & Walsh, the 1920s firm of William Palmer Witton and William J. Walsh. (See Ann Gillespie, “Hamilton’s Health Care Haritage,” ACORN 46.1 [Spring 2021], 26–27.)

Preserving the Past - Long & Bisby and the Cross of Lorraine on the front page of the Hamilton Spectator, Thursday, November 19, 2020

Spectator print edition: “Long and Bisby building gets a new life” (Oct. 16, 2020, A3) | online: “Historic Long and Bisby building in Hamilton to be saved by owners”

Rendering: Valery Homes.

The Hamilton Spectator (est. 1846) is published by Metroland Media Group, a division of Torstar.

Photo: City of Hamilton Archives.

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