History of Ridley College Walking Tour

Ridley College was founded in 1889 and has continued to grow and evolve every year. The campus itself is both beautiful and interesting.  As a way for new students to get to know the campus and to help them appreciate Ridley and what they have become part of, the faculty hosts a ‘History of Ridley – Walking Tour.’  There are 10 stations in total including:

1. The Cannon

The Cannon - located near the front circle - Mr. Templeman, history teacher and archivist explains history of cannon to students

2. The Cricket Shed

The Cricket Shed - Mr. Rose OR '96 Director of Advancement explains history of the oldest standing building on campus

3. The Iggulden Gym

Mr. Jay Tredway OR '96 Director of Athletics explains history of the Iggulden Gym - named after Captain C.W. Iggulden & Andy Iggulden, Athletic Director 1949-79

4. Lower School

Mr. Paul O'Rourke Social Science Teacher explains the history of Lower School

5. Front Circle

Front Circle in front of School House Building - Mr. Park OR '80 Explains History of Area

Other stops on the tour included: The Memorial Chapel, Gooderham House, Dean’s House, The Griffith Gym and Kenyon-Lett House.

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  1. I love it, so many scenes that bring back great memories to me, but even better because those are the same places my Dad, Granddad and Great Uncles saw as students and my Great Granddad saw as a BRC parent. the beauty of the history, continuity and lessons of academics and character learned at Ridley are timeless and as strong today as they were 120+ years ago. Orange & Black, Go Tigers!!
    Tim Pfohl, BRC 1976

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