The white Cherokee marble that cladded City Hall before it was replaced with concrete now lines a drainage ditch near Book Road in Ancaster.
By Ryan McGreal
Published April 13, 2010
Graham Crawford, the owner of HIStory + HERitage on James North, has discovered the final resting place of the white Cherokee marble that previously adorned City Hall before the renovation committee decided to replace it with concrete.
Its broken pieces line a drainage ditch in Ancaster.
Poster: Last ditch effort brings Hamilton City Hall marble to Ancaster (Image Credit: Neenernet.net)
The poster reads:
The white Cherokee marble that once clad Hamilton's City Hall now lines a drainage ditch on private property in Ancaster.
Let each citizen treasure the smallest symbols of their city, lest they become the shameful refuse of thoughtless officials.
Crawford's brother-in-law spotted it when driving along Book Road in Ancaster. Crawford took a photograph and made the poster displayed above.
It is without a doubt the marble from City Hall. What a disgraceful ending to something that began with such symbolism. Stan Roscoe told me personally that he selected the marble because he wanted to communicate purity. It ends up in a drainage ditch!
Crawford is preparing a piece with more details to go into next month's issue of H Magazine.
Additional words fail me.
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