Dramatic Fires

After the 1928 fire

After the 1928 fire

Sadly, on a wintry night in 1895 an explosion of a coal oil lamp in one of the master's rooms started a fire which destroyed almost the entire School. Fortunately, however, no one was hurt and the School was rebuilt in only eight months.

A second disastrous fire occurred in 1928. Again, virtually all of the School was destroyed. But rebuilding the School was not an easy task this time. Although TCS had received promises of funds to help with the reconstruction from the Old Boy community, on the heels of the fire came the Great Depression and many Old Boys had to renege on their promises.

Read about how the "School rebuilds in 1930."