Sunday, June 19, 2016

Exciting News to Share

I have the distinct privilege to share this worthwhile news!!! Quite a bit of activity has been happening since the 1st of the year, 2016. Currently there is an ongoing collaborative effort underway at the property formerly known as St Scholastica Academy. A formal offer has been made on the property, I have met several times with the foundation that submitted the offer. We have discovered that we are extremely like-minded in our visions. The foundation has offered us an opportunity to champion an important piece of Academy history. We have accepted the proposal to acquire and operate the Historic Building at 615 Pike Ave pending all ongoing efforts come to fruition.
We have started the process of creating a non-profit organization to operate from, in order to acquire, refurbish and maintain the historic building, which is registered with the Fremont County Historic Society. We will have a definitive and directive purpose by the end of summer.
Please feel free to share this exciting news with all interested alumni, local residents and concerned citizens wanting to assist us in reclaiming this beautiful building.
Just think SSA Alumni and Faculty would have a place to visit when visiting Canon City. Be sure to follow us on Facebook (The Academy Community Campus) as well, to stay current with updates throughout the summer.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

A Sunday Drive...

A Sunday Drive taken in October 2013, led me into a 'scathingly-brilliant' idea.  I found myself in Canon City, Colorado I couldn't drive thru without a quick drive down a very familiar road to 615 Pike Ave, my former High School, St. Scholastica Academy.  I was a border-student from 1970-72.  Have been back for a couple of reunions, but nothing prepared me for what I was about to see.  My first glimpse of the property could only be described as Abandoned and Forgotten. My eye landed on a huge red FOR SALE sign. A very special place of real estate in my heart was up for SALE!  After driving several circles around the property, my mind's snapshot of what the property used to be came into focus.  The Academy and it's beautiful footprint needing a new pair of shoes.  A plan was starting to could this Abandoned and Forgotten property be changed to Vibrant and Purposeful again?
The quick answer:  This property lends itself very well to a variety of uses - I believe it will have to encompass For-Profit as well as Non-Profit entities to keep it vibrant, current and relevant well in to the future.
The conversation has been started and we are presently forming a 'Board of Thinkers', join us...

Life Again at 615 Pike Ave...

Join me in creating The Academy Community Campus & Event Center

Life before at 615 Pike Ave...

St. Scholastica circa 1970-71