Architecture

Goodbye, Derby; Hello Disposable Culture

By Jason Leach
Published March 19, 2009

Another piece of Hamilton's history is coming down to make way for big boxes and mega parking. More evidence of the throw-away culture we live in.

The Derby is Going Down (Image Credit: Flickr)
The Derby is Going Down (Image Credit: Flickr)

Check out the stone, brick and block construction of this place. Whatever is built here will have no chance of lasting as long as this building would have with a simple reno.

We'll let the next generation worry about that...

Jason Leach was born and raised in the Hammer and currently lives downtown with his wife and children. You can follow him on twitter.

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By hunter (anonymous) | Posted March 20, 2009 at 10:29:07

tell me they're saving the sign...

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By Robert D (anonymous) | Posted March 21, 2009 at 13:23:01

They don't build them like they used to...that's for sure.

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By A Smith (anonymous) | Posted March 22, 2009 at 13:12:45

Jason, it wasn't your property, so your opinion means nothing.

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By Con Black (anonymous) | Posted March 22, 2009 at 22:04:56

Mr. Smith, when are you going to submit your essay on the falsehood and tyranny of the concept of ownership?

We're waiting for your massive intellect to skewer that one.

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By hunter (anonymous) | Posted March 23, 2009 at 09:40:34

Spec article:

thespec.com/News/Local/article/535014

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By Capitalist (anonymous) | Posted March 25, 2009 at 12:44:41

So a dive restaurant gets torn down for a Shoppers, big deal! Stop your crying Jason and get a life already!

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