Mount Saint Scholastica Academy

Mount Saint Scholastica Academy


Canon City, Colorado (CO), US
On May 14, 1890, the Benedictine Sisters bought the building and grounds of the vacant military school from Mary Virginia Macon for $15,000. Improvements were made to the large three story building and the former military school was opened under the new name of Mount St. Scholastica Academy in September 1890. With a teaching staff of four nuns and a principal, all was well with the school until 1895 when the building was all but destroyed in a blast that blew out windows, cracked walls and unsettled the roof. This was caused when workers digging a tunnel near the hogbacks of nearby Skyline drive used more explosives than needed.
On May 14, 1890, the Benedictine Sisters bought the building and grounds of the vacant military school from Mary Virginia Macon for $15,000. Improvements were made to the large three story building and the former military school was opened under the new name of Mount St. Scholastica Academy in September 1890. With a teaching staff of four nuns and a principal, all was well with the school until 1895 when the building was all but destroyed in a blast that blew out windows, cracked walls and unsettled the roof. This was caused when workers digging a tunnel near the hogbacks of nearby Skyline drive used more explosives than needed.
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