Past Community Partnerships - NL
Curtis Academy Memorial
In 2009, Fry Family Foundation provided funds to help erect a memorial to Curtis Academy, the school that Darryl Fry and his siblings attended in St. John's. The school opened in September 1943 and was destroyed by fire in September 1975. A Committee of a small group of alumni saw this project as being a tribute to all students, staff, parents, custodians, and others who were associated with the school. They partnered with the Grand Concourse Authority and the City of St. John’s. The Grand Concourse landscape architect, Chris LeMessieur, designed a concept of the memorial which is located in a green space bordering the old walkway to Curtis Academy, just off Hamilton Avenue. The parkette has a storyboard about the school and the site features stone from the old wall where the students had class pictures taken. Former students now have a place to visit and think about their days in the old school. We are proud to have provided support to this project which has now become part of the educational history of the city.
Read more in Memorial dedicated to Curtis Academy.