Comment 37886

By WRCU2 (registered) - website | Posted February 08, 2010 at 08:16:26

Observing what remains of the Lyric Theatre and knowing that Stan Laurel performed there once, I would like to comment on the following:

Looking at the Lyric's rubble, one will notice that some of the bricks are embossed with the word "HAMILTON", locally made at Hamilton Brickworks Factory from escarpment clay.

The bricks mentioned as being embossed with the name HAMILTON are a popular style of brick used throughout the city. The cavity or BOSS where the name appears is affectionately known as the FROG of the brick by Master Masons. I have collected many of these and other styles over the years which I incorporate into my garden beds.

Garden Bed JPG Image This is a photograph of my garden from May 21, 2007 featuring a Hamilton brick and a musical frog.

Five days after the photo was taken, we had a visitor.

Garden Bed JPG Image May 26, 2007 a little bird pauses for a rest on old bricks or perhaps to spy a warm worm meal.

Some now see useless rubble or a new brownfield to belittle, while I see an opportunity to build something new. It is a shame that historical building are neglected to the point of demolition but now that this one is gone, pressure needs to be applied to the site owner to turn it into something wonderful. A little bird told me that.

Comment edited by WRCU2 on 2010-02-08 07:19:53

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