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Tragic Loss

Message About Loss of Riverside`

 

2017-04 Riverside Inn Cambridge Springs PA (2) Terri Kurkowski  (1)

                                                                                                                                                                               May 2, 2017

 
A Message to the
Community of Cambridge Springs
and
Alliance College Alumni

 

 
The entire Alliance College family mourns the tragic loss of The Riverside Inn in Cambridge Springs, Pa.  The news of the fire was heart breaking.  The Riverside Inn held a special place in our history and in our hearts.  For us, the Inn was truly one of the last vestiges of Alliance College in Cambridge Springs.
 
When enrollment was at a peak in the 1960’s, the grand Riverside Inn served as a dormitory during the off season for Alliance students. 
 
Through the decades, the Riverside Inn hosted countless weddings and special events involving our alumni.  The Inn was the site of our reunions, alumni and board meetings. The beauty of the Inn, and the commitment of the employees of the Riverside Inn was incredible.
 
By all historical accounts, when the Rider Hotel (then home of Alliance College) burned down in 1931, the Community of Cambridge Springs were heart broken, and together with the Alliance family mourned our loss. 
 
Today, we mourn together again. 
 
To Mayor Gorske, the Halliday family, Jeremy Ball, the employees and the Community of Cambridge Springs our sympathy is extended by the loss of this icon which has held such a special place in our hearts.
 

 
On Behalf of the Alliance College Alumni Association,
 
Mike Anderson
 
President, Alliance College Alumni Association

 

Internet Links Showing The Fire's Magnitude

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPljV-DGX4c
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgRIAjIxY14
by Lori Burke
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87Hv62hhS_g  
​by Jeremy Ball, Riverside Manager
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5qQrdFYAQY
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jF0r4wD15s
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0hsO8lYczU
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TeVznoKBbH4

www.yourerie.com/news/local-news/fire-reported-at-riverside-inn-in-cambridge-springs/704325066

 

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