I was beyond excited when my friend and local historian Leanne asked if I wanted to go back inside of Auchmar. In our last visit I was asked to do photos for her book, which is now out! Check it out here: https://attawa.ca/product/auchmar-portrait-of-a-home/
You can learn all about the Auchmar estate in her book, and if you have never seen Auchmar or this is your first time learning about it, here is a brief breakdown of this amazing properties history. Read more at: https://terrywilson.ca/urban-exploration/exploring-history-ep-1-auchmar-mansion/
Auchmar Estate, is a nineteenth century gothic revival architectural style manor that stands as one of Hamilton Ontario’s historic masterpieces. First construction commenced in 1854 and was home to the Honourable Isaac Buchanan, a notable member of Parliament that served over two decades for Canada. The name Auchmar was derived from Buchanan’s aristocrat family owned estate in Scotland. This estate has a long history of many owners and residents after Buchanan’s passing in 1883. Notably, in 1943 the Royal Canadian Air Force rented the manor and converted the estate to a hospital for WWII veterans.