Comment 27238

By Cityjoe (anonymous) | Posted November 09, 2008 at 00:46:06

Don't most buildings require some attention after 40 years?

A very interesting article is in the current'Bay Observer' (Friday Nov.7 )It documents the career of Stanley Roscoe, the architech of Hamilton City Hall, Macassa Lodge, Alexander Square,
#1 James St., the IBM Building @ Main & McNab, & Westdale Public Library, just to name a few.

Mr. Roscoe is now 87 & in ill health. His wife Joan documents his frustration in attempting to communicate with City Hall over several decades, about several changes to be made to City Hall.

When Hamilton City Hall was built, it made the pages of Time Magazine. He took on the position of City Architect for Hamilton, & was praised as 'a true progressive thinker' who was creating 'an architectural revolution'.

The "Roscoe family calls (the) concrete decision 'damned disgrace'", according to the headline on pg. 3 of the Bay Observer.

Mr. Ferguson was contacted by The Bay Observer & he confirmed that, "Council or staff have not contacted Stan Roscoe at anytime for his professional input."

Interestingly, Stanley & June Roscoe live in Ancaster & are constituents of Mr. Ferguson.

As for the above poster's comment about LRT being, 'the next fish in the barrel', there are times when I wonder if the best course of action would be to entirely fill Hamilton with concrete, add water, & have everyone leave town for the next 150 years.

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