Here's what the so-called First Aid building looked like about 12 hours after the fire Friday night.
I hope and pray this wasn't the result of an arsonist, but it sure looks that way.
According to news reports, the fire is considered suspicious.
And i hope this isn't a harbinger of what's going to happen up there this summer, Maybe the Boys Club can install some security measures on the property.
I reported yesterday that the building was actually the old ski instructor's building, and i'm sticking to this because the building next to it always had a red cross on it. If anyone has any info and if i'm wrong, please correct me.
I received an e-mail from Susan concerning which building actually burnt down:
"Leonard, I used to work at Mt Tom many moons ago. The building that was burned was the ski patrol 'shack' on the left side walking up from the lodge side was a newer section and the right side was the older section. The entire building housed the ski patrol. Hope this helps. The ski school building is situated over by the 'Boulevard' chair lift on the opposite side of the base area.
It's sad to see the ski area now, there is such a great legacy of skiers,families and workers that put so much into running Mt Tom when it was a vibrant part of Holyoke."
It was the building i was told that was on the land where Lower Station once stood, this was the depot for the incline railway that once took people to the summit of Mt. Tom.