After over a century, Indy bids farewell to iconic storyteller

Thomas Ridley Jr during an interview session with HUNI in April 2024

Thomas Ridley Jr., April 2024

Thomas Howard Ridley, Jr.

December 19, 1922–June 4, 2024

Our Historic Neighborhoods community lost a charismatic pillar on June 4, 2024. At 101, Tom Ridley from the Ransom Place neighborhood lived a full life and was loved and admired by many.

HUNI volunteers sat down with Mr. Ridley in late April and are working on a reflection of that conversation which will be added to our website upon its completion. Our community is blessed to have had Mr. Ridley’s positivity, tour-leading, storytelling, and support for more than 10 decades. He will be greatly missed and fondly remembered.


Read more about his legacy