St. Francis Institution, Loretto, PA., Completely demolished by fire

Photograph of flames consuming Old Main from an unidentified newspaper.   Text below the photograph reads "Historic Institution burns to ground.  Total loss suffered by Franciscan Fathers, as devastating fire destroys Monastery, Seminary, Library, Administration Offices and Student Quarters at St. Francis College, early Friday, October 30, 1942.  Furniture and personal effects consumed by flames.  College students now residing in mansion of the late Charles M. Schwab; Seminarians in the Guest House.  Priests and Brothers now have no Monastery Building.
Abstract/Description: Photograph of flames consuming Old Main from an unidentified newspaper. Text below the photograph reads "Historic Institution burns to ground. Total loss suffered by Franciscan Fathers, as devastating fire destroys Monastery, Seminary, Library, Administration Offices and Student Quarters at St. Francis College, early Friday, October 30, 1942. Furniture and personal effects consumed by flames. College students now residing in mansion of the late Charles M. Schwab; Seminarians in the Guest House. Priests and Brothers now have no Monastery Building.
Subject(s): St. Francis College