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St. Catharines in Niagara Region, Ontario — Central Canada
 

Ridley College

 
 
Ridley College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 27, 2014
1. Ridley College Marker
Inscription. One of Ontario's most prominent independent boarding schools, this college, named for a 16th century Christian martyr, was opened in 1889. It was established by Anglican churchman to provide boys with a sound preparatory education and to instill in them enduring moral and spiritual values. Initially housed in a converted sanatorium, Ridley expanded steadily, adding a junior school, reputedly the first of its kind in Canada, in 1899 and moving all facilities to this site by 1905. It gained what is essentially its present form during an extensive rebuilding program undertaken in the 1920s. A traditional liberal arts institution, Ridley has developed a well-rounded program with athletic and extracurricular activities. It became co-educational in 1973 and is renowned today for its many eminent graduates.
 
Erected by Ontario Heritage Foundation, Ministry of Citizenship and Culture.
 
Location. 43° 9.123′ N, 79° 15.144′ W. Marker is in St. Catharines, Ontario, in Niagara Region. Marker is at the intersection of Ridley Road and Henrietta Street on Ridley Road. Touch for map. Marker is at a locked back entrance to the campus. Marker is in this post office area: St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 7C3, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
Ridley College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 27, 2014
2. Ridley College Marker
View down Ridley Road.
walking distance of this marker. Louis Shickluna 1808-1880 (approx. half a kilometer away); Lance Corporal Fred Fisher, V.C. (approx. half a kilometer away); Niagara District United Empire Loyalists Memorial (approx. half a kilometer away); In Memorium Reqviescant in Pace (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); William Hamilton Merritt 1793 - 1862 (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); This Statue of the Honourable William Hamilton Merritt (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Anglican Church, St. Catharines (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Shipbuilding in St. Catharines 1845 (approx. 0.7 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Catharines.
 
Also see . . .  Ridley College. (Submitted on August 14, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
 
Categories. Education
 
Ridley College Left Plaque at Entrance by Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 27, 2014
3. Ridley College Left Plaque at Entrance by Marker
Ridley College Right Plaque at Entrance by Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 27, 2014
4. Ridley College Right Plaque at Entrance by Marker
Ridley College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 27, 2014
5. Ridley College Marker
Approaching from Henrietta Street
Back of Ridley College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 27, 2014
6. Back of Ridley College Marker
<i>Upper School and Chapel, Ridley College, St. Catharines, Ontario</i> image. Click for full size.
circa 1930
7. Upper School and Chapel, Ridley College, St. Catharines, Ontario
<i>Lower School, Ridley College, St. Catharines, Ontario</i> image. Click for full size.
circa 1930
8. Lower School, Ridley College, St. Catharines, Ontario
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 14, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 241 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 14, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.   7, 8. submitted on September 24, 2014. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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