Monthly Archives: September 2012

The Music Room

“A winding staircase, built of blue stone, leads to the music room…… this room is the centre of the house. …. A fireplace is on the right with stone carvings which reach to the ceiling.” The “Riverdale” pamphlet, prepared as … Continue reading

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Grace Under Fire

During the winter of 1945, I was a Sixth Classman housed in the long dorm, atop the Castle, which housed various Sixth and Fifth Classmen, Steve Glidden in charge. One dark night the fire alarm suddenly awakened us, and under Steve’s … Continue reading

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Spaces Transformed

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The Castle Imagined and Real

By Ellen Watts, Dan Arons, and Daniel Bernstein, Principals of Architerra Inc. (architects for the Castle Project) “Before the Castle Project was built, it was fully imagined, its form and details constructed in a three dimensional digital model.”  We’ve explained … Continue reading

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Bytes of Castle Lore

By Joyce Leffler Eldridge, author of the sesquicentennial history “In Their Voices” In researching the history of Nobles in time for the sesquicentennial, I have unearthed a considerable number of Castle “factoids” not included in Richard T. Flood’s 1966 centennial … Continue reading

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