A tragic fire early Christmas morning destroyed one of West Hill's most historic buildings.
The Studio at the gates of the Guild was completely gutted by fire on Christmas day, taking fire fighters most of the day to contain the blaze.
Over 80 years old, the historic building was under gradual reconstruction as one of the most viable on the Guild property. The roof had already been completed and the washrooms were next in line.
Before it was boarded up and closed to the public almost a decade ago, the building was used as a meeting place or as a venue for family celebrations.
The Fire Marshal estimates the damage at over $200,000. Cause of the fire is undetermined.
The Studio building sits close to the entrance to the Guild grounds and the main building was never in danger.
Its future, however, remains very much in doubt.