Quick Timeline For Alma College.
Unfortunately, our fight has been in vain. As I type this, Alma in all her glory, is burning to the ground. It is suspected that the owners have deliberately started the fire to end the long fight. This of course has not been proven but either way it is a tragic loss for our city. If only city council had done something sooner, our beautiful Alma would still be standing majestically.
I can hear the fire engines right now...it makes me so sad.
It started sometime shortly after 12:00pm on Wednesday May 28, 2008
This is all that is left as of 1:54 pm Wednesday May 28, 2008....
From Facebook group: Eerie and Endangered: Celebrating the Beauty of Alma College.
IT'S A VERY SAD DAY,FOR ST.THOMAS.Alma College was set ablaze today(Wednesday May 28th,2008),bringing our hopes & dreams of saving her to an end.She was neglected by her owner,Mr.George Zubick for well over 10 years.He slowly dismantled her inside & out,leaving her vulnerable to this very outcome.I've been worried since joining the cause to save Alma College,that one day flames would bring her down.Mr Zubick should be very ashamed of allowing Alma College to end her stand on Moore Street in such a horrific way.He had every oppurtunity to sell the property,to people wanting to restore Alma,and bring her back to life.Instead Mr.George Zubick chose to completely gut the interior,remove all the downpipes,and windows,leaving Alma vulerable to our brutal Canadian winters.In 1881 Alma College opened her doors for all to enjoy,today 130 years later,Mr.George Zubick has closed those doors for last time.I want to thank each and every person who has supported "Miss Alma",she has inspired us,she has brought joy into all our lives.Im glad I got the chance,to stand on the front steps of this "grand old building",because Im sure I will not see the likes of her again,in my lifetime.Thank you Alma for giving us 130 years of your beauty.Rest in Peace my good friend,knowing you will always be loved..Bob Foster