Alma College - St. Thomas, Ontario
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member J.A.R.S.
N 42° 46.429 W 081° 11.462
17T E 484372 N 4735715
Quick Description: 96 Moore St., St. Thomas, Ontario. Victorian Gothic Revival architecture.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 8/5/2006 6:46:54 PM
Waymark Code: WMK7B
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Hard Oiler
Views: 276

Long Description:
IMPORTANT: May 28 2008 Alma College was destroyed by fire.

The doors of Alma College officially opened to daughters of the elite on October 13, 1881. For over one hundred years, young women filled the classrooms within its walls. It closed in 1994 and today it stands empty and derilect. Signs are posted regarding the restoration of the building to retirement living but those plans have been cancelled. Demolition of the building is being considered. Public outcry and the Heritage Committee have so far stopped demolition, although much of the interior and windows have been removed by the owner.

Alma College is on Heritage Canada's top 10 most endangered places list.
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Alma College The First 50 years: 1881 - 1931
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The History and Hauntings of Alma Ladies College
96 Moore Street, St. Thomas, Ontario
by Stephanie Lechniak
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Exterior and interior photos:
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Building or Property Type: Educational Building

County or Regional Municipality: Elgin

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