Loss of Riverside Inn

Riverside Inn Side Angle



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

Alliance College Alumni Association 

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