This is an old shot from 2014. It’s how Hughson and King William looked for decades before LiUNA razed the old S.S. Kresge’s department store building (last being the home of Delta Bingo) to the ground to erect a new condo complex. That’s the building there to the left and receding to the right along Hughson North.
Over time, people will forget about how this looked. Those of us in the know may eventually be left with a little nostalgia about this intersection until we too are no more. There will come a generation that might wonder about what certain parts of Hamilton; currently seemingly insignificant, looked and felt like. The way some of us now wonder how things were fifty or more years ago, and scan vintage public library photos of old architecture, people, special events and daily life.
I hope this picture, among all the others that I take, becomes a timecapsule. A record of historical importance to those that all of this may matter to. This is where and how we lived.
This is our place in the world. We are The Hammer.