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McMaster University 1887

McMaster University 1887

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2004

McMaster University 1887

Photo from Google Maps ©2011 Google - Posted February, 2011

Plaque Location

The City of Hamilton
On the north side of Gilmore Hall at McMaster University

Coordinates: N 43 15.794 W 79 55.122


Plaque Text

The Honourable William McMaster (1811-1887), a prominent banker and member of the first Senate of Canada, bequeathed funds which enabled Baptists of Ontario and Quebec to found this university. Incorporated in 1887, it was the culmination of educational work sponsored for half a century by Canadian Baptists. Originally established in Toronto, the university was moved in 1930 to this site. Citizens of Hamilton made a gift of land and financed the science building, Hamilton Hall. In 1957 the Baptist Convention of Ontario and Quebec relinquished ownership and control, although the denominational connection was continued through the incorporation and affiliation of McMaster Divinity College.

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