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Monday, November 23, 2015


He who opens a school door, closes a prison. ~Victor Hugo
They were our nemesis all through my years at Hamilton High School. They were also the epitome of good sportsmanship. No one was more disappointed than I when I heard that the building had to be razed. In my uninformed mind, the red brick structure could be preserved and an interior renovation with new material being brought into play to re-design the interior with classrooms, and add the more modern rooms necessary to the back of the interior restored building. However, I ultimately found that it was beyond preserving. Thus another local Trenton landmark goes the way of the passenger pigeon. Even though I am a Hamilton High graduate, I followed their activities during my school years as did many non Trentonians who were interested in their annual Sports Night, Operettas, and other social outreach programs served up by Tornadoes from the golden years.


Anonymous said...

THS was our nemesis along with Trenton Catholic. They were a great bunch of guys too. john Easton from ths and I became close friends when we both played basketball in the city 15 year old league and john was my opposing goalie on the soccer team. Jack Pryor was a big star at Trenton catholic and one of Lalor street gang.
High school memories.

Sally Logan Gilman said...

Hi Tom: How awful for the city to have this beautiful building destroyed. I graduated from THS in 1955 and I was shocked to come across a video of the destruction. I enjoyed a trip down memory lane with some wonderful footage of the school from its opening on over the years. I tried to see my parents -- Sarah Marie Hutchinson and Russell B. Logan but could not. My father was senior class president and captain of the football team. They would be devastated to see this destruction. Rgards