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The Hamilton Sign
Paupers Drop-Town Square02

The expedient gateway to The Hamilton

Office Space For Rent
― Advertising sign[src]

The Hamilton was a three-story building in the Town Square of Pauper's Drop. It offered cheap office space for rent. 

BioShock 2[]

Main article: BioShock 2

Sofia Lamb propaganda watching over a corpse.

When Subject Delta arrives at The Hamilton, the normal means of egress on the first floor is blocked off. Entrance can be gained from a makeshift walkway on the second floor of the neighboring Fontaine Clinics.

Second Floor[]

The walkway leads to a busted wall right on the second floor. An El Ammo Bandito machine and a Power to the People machine are located here. The doorway to the rest of the Hamilton is blocked, but a set of stairs leads to the third floor. The corpse of a man (possibly Rock Flanagan, or one of his clients) lies on the base of the stairs, implying he either fell or was pushed.

Third Floor[]

Rock Flanagan Office Sign

Private detective Rock Flanagan rented an office here before times got tough. Flanagan investigations was a profitable firm specializing in finding missing people, as well as cases involving infidelity. When hard times hit the city, Flanagan had to pawn his camera and left behind an audio diary. Along with the prerequisite cigarettes and bottles of alcohol, there is an EVE Hypo in the bathroom sink. A Bot Shutdown Panel is located around the corner in the hall. There is an additional walkway leading to the roof of Fontaine Clinics.

New Discoveries[]

Single Use Events[]

New Plasmids and Tonics (Found)[]

  • Shorten Alarms - On a filling cabinet in R. Flanagan's office, third floor.

Audio Diary[]

  1. Rock Flanagan - Camera in Hock - On the desk in R. Flanagan's office, third floor.


Behind the Scenes[]


The loading screen image.

Developers Names Bulletin Board
  • Scraps of paper on the back wall list the names of several BioShock 2 developers. On a scrap labeled "Insane": Collin Fogel, CJ Green, Karina Riesgo, and Brandon Pham. On a scrap labeled "Special Treament" (typo of Treatment): Rinaldo Tjan, Brandon Pham, and Rich Wilson.
  • The loading screen images for Siren Alley show The Hamilton's marquee on the side of the building housing The Poisoned Apple in Little Eden Plaza. This is likely a leftover from when Siren Alley and Pauper's Drop were part of the same level.[1]


  1. Deco Devolution: The Art of BioShock 2, Environments section, pg 82: "We really started with a tenement district and diner. Early on Jordan wanted to have some sort of diner. He was thinking of Edward Hopper's painting and the idea of a lonely character hanging out in diners Everything changed but the diner. Early on in development we realized we had so much content we had to break it into two maps so part of it went into the Pauper's Drop map and the other went into the Siren Alley map." - Alex Munn