UPDATED 6/17: THE FINE ARTS HALL HAS BEEN DESTROYED. THERE IS STILL NO CONFIRMATION THAT I HAVE ON THE HALL OF ADMINISTRATION. THE HALL OF ADMINISTRATION RUMORS REMAIN UNCONFIRMED. I HAVE ADDED A PHOTO LINK CONFIRMING THAT THE FINE ARTS HALL, AGAIN, HAS BEEN DESTROYED. CLICK HERE OR THE LINK BELOW.
California resident Bob Theil at his “COGWriter“ website is reporting the following information: Taken from a post on Facebook that was emailed to him by an individual named Craig White:
“> For all my friends who remember and appreciate the Ambassador College Campus in Pasadena, I’ve just learned that City Ventures has begun the demolition of the Loma D. Armstrong Academic Center, including the Fine Arts and Science Halls. The Hall of Administration will follow later on this year. Sadness…<”
Some history and present information I do have: The old Ambassador Properties have recently been used for many television commercials and for reality shows, including commercials produced by major well known corporations. Quite Recently, what used to be the Loma Armstrong’s Academic Center – along with some other portions of the properties, hosted Season 1 of the TBS reality show “King of the Nerds” at what was “Ambassador Hall”, the Hulett C. Merritt Mansion, which they temporarily renamed for purposes of the show “Nerdvana“. TBS had months back, inked a second season of the popular series – which is currently casting for season 2, but to my knowledge has not revealed if they are going to use the same property for season 2 as they used for season 1, or any information as to if there would be any noticeable impact at all with the possibility of a demolition program as reported above. UPDATED: There is confirmation that the series will not be using the Ambassador Campus for the reality show this year. See related story here.
The Hall of Administration, the former “Nerve Center” of the Campus, will “strike a nerve” with many in Armstrongism. This building, which currently exists just to the north of the Fountain and to the left of the Ambassador Auditorium, was the central offices of the Worldwide Church of God under Herbert Armstrong. If this is reportedly to be allegedly destroyed later this year, this would completely ruin the symmetry of Herbert Armstrong’s grand vision of the campus.
For those who have remembered these buildings when owned by Herbert Armstrong and the Worldwide Church of God and Ambassador College, this is the destruction of many, many memories and experiences of Feastgoers, employees, SEP Pasadena teenagers, and college students, as well as many who lived in Pasadena, California and simply enjoyed the grounds. For many who claims their lives were negatively impacted by the Worldwide Church of God as under Herbert Armstrong, the destruction of the properties will be probably greatly welcomed as the final phase of the downfall of Herbert Armstrong’s once great religious empire into shreds and shards – dust in the wind.