Ivy’s Ties to Salve Regina: Wakehurst Manor
Just a few steps away from the Ivy Lodge on 12 Clay Street, you will find your way on to the sprawling land owned by our neighbor Salve Regina University. Whether you are walking down Cliff Walk on your way to the Breakers, or exploring the residential neighborhood that surrounds us, it is impossible not to run into one of Salve’s historic buildings. The Ivy Lodge Bed and Breakfast is well known to our guests for its location in the scenic historic district. It is not uncommon that our property, along with those of our neighbors, be tied to the prestigious families from the Gilded age.
The Ivy Lodge’s ties to Salve Regina began with a tragic event. In the fall of 1881, General James Henry Van Alen resided on the spacious plot of land that is now home to the Ivy Lodge on12 Clay Street. His son’s wife, Emily Astor Van Alen, had just passed away during childbirth, leaving son, James J. Van Alen, in deep mourning. In hopes of helping his son, General Van Alen bought another piece of land just down the street from his and told his son that he could build whatever type of home he wished. James J. then began construction on the remarkable residence known as Wakehurst. Today, Wakehurst is home to Salve Regina’s library where students can be seen coming in and out of the stunning landmark embarking on an array of studies.
The Ivy Lodge would like to congratulate those students graduating this Sunday and wish them well as they make their way into the world.
Salve Regina Commencement 2014
This year Salve Regina Commencement will mark its 64th graduating class. Commencement
will be held on Sunday May 18th behind the O’hare Academic Center in a tent on the lawn facing Newport’s scenic Cliff Walk. In this years commencement Slave Regina will be honored to host its speaker Richard Saul Wurman. Richard Saul Wurman, is a highly distinguished pioneer of information architecture who created and shared the TED conference and has authored 83 books on copious topics ranging from football to health care to city guides. Mr. Wurman will be presented with an honorary degree and offer remarks to the graduates when Salve Regina celebrates its 64th commencement.
Stay with us at the Ivy Lodge for your graduates commencement. We are with in walking distance of the commencement ceremony and all activities at Salve Regina
For more information on booking your room please visit our web address www.ivylodge.com
More information on the 2014 Salve Regina Commencement please visit : www.salve.edu
Salve Commencement Ceremony:
10 a.m. Sunday, May 18
Procession begins at 9:15 a.m.
All graduates assemble at 8:15 a.m. in the O'Hare Academic Center.