The building now known as "Gladish," has morphed over the years. It was originally three buildings built over time, including a tower from 1892 (housing all of Pullman's students), a 1913 high school building, and what we have now from 1929.
In 1931, Pullman High School included both senior and junior high school students and occupied all three buildings. However in 1933, a fire destroyed the tower and damaged the other buildings.
Gladish, as it stands today is a product of a renovation in 1954. The renovation included a performing arts wing, installation of the original terrazzo hallway flooring and formal front stairways.
To National Register of Historic Places
On August 6th, 1998, the building was added to the National Register of Historic Places, recognizing the architecture, engineering and period of significance it has had on our community.
And Beloved Icon
Today, the Gladish Community and Cultural Center is a beacon of community involvement and economic development for Pullman.
It is know for providing a community facilities for:
- Arts & Cultural Events
- Early Childhood Education, Family Development and Quality Childcare
- Business Incubation
- Recreation & Wellness
"We never do anything great in this life due to our own efforts, but by the collective effort of a group, we may yet attain greatness."
- 27 Long-Term Tenant Organizations
- ~2000 Individuals Served Daily
- 109 Part-time and Full-time Employees in the building
- 548 Volunteers to Tenant Organizations Annually
- 9 For-Profit Businesses
- 16 Charitable Organizations
Cultural and Community Events:
- Theatrical Productions
- Roller Derby Competition
- Ballet Recitals
- Community Band Concerts
- Business Meetings
- Banquets & Fundraising events
How To Support:
The Friends of Gladish Board of Directors invite you to help continue these programs through your donations, volunteer time and support.