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 flooring, and formal front stairways.
to the 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 in our community.
and beloved icon
Today, the Gladish Community and Cultural Center is a beacon of community involvement and economic development in Pullman.
It provides facilities for:
- Arts & Cultural events
- Early Childhood education, family development and quality childcare
- Business incubation
- Recreation & wellness
- 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 Pproductions
- 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.