St. John's College at Loyola Park, Belize City 1910, some buildings labeled. Also a little of its history
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St. John's College at Loyola Park, Belize City 1910, some buildings labeled. Also a little of its history

The boat is a dory, a one-piece craft.

St. John's College was located in todays Port Loyola area behind Belize City's Port on a little island in the sea not too far away from the shores of the city. You could have walked right across. The school was officially opened in 1887 but was completely destroyed by the 1931 hurricane.

What could have been if Loyola Park wasnít destroyed in the 1931 hurricane. A mere baby in the life of an educational institution. It existed for only fifteen years. $100,000.00 was invested. Well on its way to becoming one of the best educational institutions in the region.

1896 Feb. 3rd. St. John Berchmanís College, (Roman Catholic) officially decared open by His Excellency Sir Alfred Maloney (a boarding and day school for boys) in Belize city.

1916 Dec. 31st., corner stone of building at Loyola Park laid by His Excellency the Governor.

1917 July 16th, the class were removed (176 boys) from the premises near the Most Holy Redeemer Cathedral to the new building erected at Loyola Park, at an estimated cost of $100.000.00

1921 Aug. 9th, St John's College declared an infected place on account of yellow fever.

St. John Berchman College, in its Heyday. The finest in Central America, heading confidently to University Status.

In the school year 1923-1924 an average of 137 Students attended. Boarding fee was $300 a year , while Day Scholars paid $40 a year. Typewriting and Music are extra.

Professors of Music; Miss Alixe Belise and Mr. Henry Burgos.

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