Cage 758

Glenn and Melodie Petry papers on the Greystone Church building

1989-2006 (bulk 2004-2005)

Acquisition And Processing Information

Glen and Melodie Petry donated this collection to the Washington State University Libraries in 2010 (MS 2010-38).

Extent/Quantity Information

Number of containers: 3

Linear feet of shelf space: 3

Project 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." (from the guide to the Greystone Church and Foundation Records, 1975-1995)

Glenn Petry, formerly a professor of finance at Washington State University, and his wife, Melodie Petry, acquired the Greystone Church building and property in 2004. They restored and remodeled the structure, converting it into residential apartments.

Collection Description

This collection consists of a scrapbook maintained by Glenn and Melodie Petry during and shortly after the Greystone Church building remodel project, and architectural drawings for the project. The scrapbook contains photographs of the exterior and interior of the structure before and after the project, and other related items including pamphlets, correspondence, newspaper clippings, applications, and miscellaneous documents.

Collection Arrangement

The collection is arranged in a single series.


Historic buildings -- Washington (State) -- Pullman -- Archives
Church architecture -- Conservation and restoration
Historic buildings -- Remodeling for other use


This collection is open and available for research use. Copyright restrictions apply.

Preferred Citation

The suggested citation for the collection is:

[Item Description]
Glenn and Melodie Petry papers on the Greystone Church building
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Washington State University Libraries
Pullman, WA

Related Materials

Greystone Church and Foundation records, 1975-1995 (Cage 689)

Greystone Foundation records, 1988-1997 (Cage 672)

Donald Bushaw papers on the Greystone Foundation, circa 1990s (Cage 757)

Glenn H. Petry papers, 1954-1980 (Cage 576)

Location Note (Masc Staff Use)

Roll 1 is located in MASC basement, at range 3:3.


Materials are in English.

Container List:

Container Folder Description
Box 1 1-10, 12-13 Scrapbook
Box 2 11 Scrapbook (continued)
  14 Set of architectural plans (reduced size)
Roll 1 15 Set of architectural plans (rolled)