Colton’s St. Gall Catholic Church Under Construction

The construction of St Gall Church, Colton.  The cornerstone for the brick church was blessed by Fr. Frei on 13 August 1905 and the completed Church’s first Mass was officiated by Bishop Edward O’Dea on Saturday, 2 June 1906. This is the only picture, known to the Historical Society, of the construction; if you know of another, please share it with us.

17 St Gall under construction

Pullman Couple 1912


Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Wexler are photographed about 1912, standing in Pullman across Ruby Street from the St. James Episcopal Church, used as a church from 1912 to 1956. The church building still stands on the corner of Ruby and Oak Streets.


Andrew (Drew) Black Distinguished Service Award

Andrew Black, 2014 graduate of WSU with a degree in Digital Technology and Culture, was awarded the Society’s Distinguished Service Award in appreciation of his many volunteer hours at the Roy Chatters Newspaper & Printing Museum in Palouse. Andrew served as tour guide and spent many hours cleaning and organizing printing materials, getting equipment functional, and creating interpretive signs. Making the presentation is Janet Barstow, museum director.


Pullman’s First Christian Church

This magnificent First Christian Church on Maple Street was dedicated on June 11, 1905. By 1914 the wooden Presbyterian Church had been replaced by the Greystone church. The red brick paving of Maple Street was installed in 1912-13. The Christian Church was merged in 1931 with the Greystone Presbyterians.  In 1945 the Christian Church building was sold to the Methodists, who replaced the upper stories with the structure used first for the Wesley Foundation and then, after more remodeling, for Whitman County Health Department. 

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