Greystone Church and Foundation Records 1975-1995
Cage 689

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Title
Greystone Church and Foundation Records
ID
Cage 689
Date [inclusive]
1975-1995
Extent
1.0 linear foot
Abstract
Includes documents relating to the Greystone Foundation, such as meeting minutes, grant proposals, correspondence between the foundation and the owners of the Greystone Church, and information about public events.

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History:

The Greystone Church was dedicated on October 18, 1914. It was built for Pullman's Presbyterian community, which had outgrown its earlier (1899) building. In 1963, the Presbyterian congregation moved to a new facility, at which time the Greystone Church was sold to the Spokane Diocese of the Roman Catholic Church. It was renamed the St. Thomas More Chapel, and was used as a student center from 1964 to 1980. After 1980 the building had a succession of owners whose plans to redevelop the property failed for a variety of reasons. Consequently the building was subject to vandalism and neglect.

This collection includes many papers relating to the Greystone Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the restoration and use of the Greystone Church that operated during the late 1980s through early 1990s. The bulk of the collection is from the papers of John Benedict, an architectural student at Washington State University who was actively involved with the Greystone Foundation. Richard Domey, a real estate agent who handled the Greystone Church property and was also involved with the Greystone Foundation, donated his own real estate notebook including historical information, clippings, and photographs related to the Greystone Church.

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Scope and Contents note

The collection consists of documents relating to the Greystone Foundation, such as meeting minutes, grant proposals, correspondence between the foundation and owners of the Greystone Church, and information about public events related to the Greystone Foundation. There are various drafts and plans for the building (many created by John Benedict); photographs and a draft of a project about the church by Stephanie Norvell, a University of Idaho student; nomination forms for the structure sent to the National Register of Historic Places; news clippings; a short history; and background materials related to the restoration of old buildings.

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Arrangement note

Series 1 includes the papers documenting the activities of the Greystone Foundation; Series 2 is comprised of material related directly to the church, including the Domey, Benedict, and Norvell items. There is also one oversize folder containing Benedict's computer generated designs.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries

http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Records concerning the Greystone Church in Pullman, Washington were donated by Alma Wallace and Richard Domey to the Washington State University Libraries in 2002.

Processing Information note

Michael Evans processed the collection in 2004.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

See also: Cage 672, Greystone Foundation Records, 1988-1997

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Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • Architecture, City and Town Life
  • Architecture, Romanesque -- Washington (State) -- Pullman.
  • Church architecture -- Conservation and restoration.
  • Community foundations -- Washington (State) -- Pullman.
  • Historic buildings -- Washington (State) -- Pullman -- Archives.
  • Historic farms -- Washington (State) -- Pullman -- Archives.
  • Koppel Farm (Pullman, Wash.) -- Records and correspondence.

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Collection Inventory

 1 Greystone Foundation 

Box Folder

Bylaws; meeting minutes; Treasurers' reports; Member/Friend/ Volunteer lists; constitution for W.S.U. Greystone Club; agendas for Wash. St. Advisory Council on Historic Preservation. 1988-1993 

1 1

Foundation correspondence with Greystone owners; grant requests; legal documents (Betty Clark, Jessie Massey, and John Benedict, authors). 1989-1992 

1 2

Papers referencing the Garcias (owners); minutes of meetings; Articles of Incorporation. 1988-1990 

1 3

Public Events 1989 

1 4

Koppel Farm Project 1993-1994 

1 5

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 2 Greystone Church 

Box Folder

Flyers. 1975, 1985, 1990 

1 6

A History of the Greystone Church by Val Felsted 1983 

1 7

Restoration Information, Building Codes 1991 

1 8

News Clippings. 1976; 1988-1990 

1 9

National Register Information and Wash. St. Historic Property Inventory Form. 1986, 1989 

1 10

Drafts/Plans 1989 

1 11

Greeting Cards undated 

1 12

Harvest House pamphlet, magazine, and plans 1987-1989 

1 13

John Benedict papers 1990-1996 

2 14

Stephanie Norvell photographs (interior/exterior) and project 1994 

2 15

Richard Domey collection of photographs (interior/exterior), news clippings, flyers, and pamphlets. 1976; 1988-1990; 1995 

2 16

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Oversize 

Oversize

John Benedict computer generated (CAD) drafts for Greystone Church undated 

17

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