New retaining wall to protect the Armory from Gallagher Run

Staff Writer

For over 115 years, the Armory in Ridgway has stood on the corner of North Broad Street and Allenhurst Avenue. For the past two weeks, crews have been working to construct a new retaining wall to protect the Armory building from water intrusion and preserve this U.S. National Register of Historic Places structure for generations to come.
The work will be continuing for another week or so, but some slight traffic congestion on North Broad Street is a small price to pay to keep this century-old building as a part of Ridgway's future. 
Gallagher Run, from its headwaters near Sylvian Heights Road on Boot Jack, flows down to Ridgway meeting up with Hyde Avenue where it begins in Ridgway Township and parallels the road and 219 until it encounters the grounds of St. Leo's.