Fisher Building to School House Lofts

School House Lofts
Hallways retain many of their features, including lockers, classroom doors, and the trophy case.

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1892 Land Given for City Park

City Park 1910
One hundred twenty-five years ago, in 1892, the Northern Pacific Railway Deeded Block 7 parcel of land in Cheney between C & D and 5th & 4th streets to City to be used as a park for the enjoyment of the citizens. Ten years  passed before the women of the Tilicum Club and men of the Commercial Club organized to raise funds and provide the labor to make the block useable as a park. It was called City Park, now renamed Veterans Park. For the first three decades, the members of the Tilicum Club planted flowers and shrubs each year and those plantings were watered ...

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1930 Cheney High School

On January 22, 1930 226 students and 15 faculty moved into the new high school.

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Looking Back: Monroe Hall 1916

Monroe Hall 1916
One hundred years ago on February 2, 1916, Monroe Hall, a women's dormitory was formally dedicated. It was named for Mrs. Mary Monroe, Chairman of the Board of Trustees. Prior to this all students boarded in private homes, boarding houses, clubs, and “light housekeeping” rooms around Cheney. The people who made a living from providing room and board to students saw this new dormitory as killing private enterprise by the state. It begins the town & gown schism within Cheney as students had more of their needs met within the school campus and there was less of an ...

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Looking Back – 50 Years Moos Field

Fifty years ago in October 1965, the Cheney Lions Club created Moos Park from the land which had been used as a sports field since 1920. Help us close the gap to continue sharing history. https://www.npez.net/52/Pages/fundraising/#/15

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Looking Back – 75 Years Geiger

Seventy-five years ago on October 3, 1940, the War Department announced the establishment of an Army Air Corps headquarters north of Cheney, just west of Spokane. It was named Geiger Field. Help us close the gap to continue sharing history. https://www.npez.net/52/Pages/fundraising/#/15

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Looking Back – 1915 Manual Arts Building

Manual Arts Building
One hundred years ago in 1915, the State Normal School opened its new Manual Arts building. The building was known as the Industrial Arts building in 1932, the Maintenance Shop in 1969, and the Computer Science building from 1984 until 2006.

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Looking Back – Duck-pin Bowling Alley

by Grand Hotel - Mackinac Island
Seventy-five years ago in 1940, Bob Watson opened a four-alley, duck-pin bowling alley upstairs in the Moose Hall. The hall was in the upstairs of the building that today houses Against the Grain and Goofy’s. Support our efforts to share history with a donation here. http://ow.ly/OhtYX

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