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1940 Hargreaves Hall

From the time he became President of the Normal School in 1926, Richard T. Hargreaves wanted to build a modern library for the school. His death on March 4, 1939, midway through construction of the new building, meant that his most ambitious project bears his name as a memorial to his efforts. Mr. Hargreaves was born in England in 1875 and came to America with his family at age eight. After graduating from university, he began his career in education as a teacher in Kansas. He first came to Washington in 1909 as Principal of North Central High School in Spokane. After nine years here, he took a job as a high school principal in Minneapolis. In ...

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

Looking Back – Duck-pin Bowling Alley

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

Looking Back: Hargreaves Library 1940

Seventy-five years ago on June 4, 1940, the new library was dedicated as Hargreaves Hall in honor of the recently deceased EWCE President, Richard T. Hargreaves.  The three-story building housed 47,000 volumes. Join our 80th birthday celebration by making a donation to support our all-volunteer museum. Donate Now

Looking Back – 1940

Starting in 1940, Cheney took advantage of the depression era Works Progress Administration program, using WPA labor to construct a sewer system in the city. The public works modernization project took four years to complete. Like this story? Support our all-volunteer museum with a small donation here. http://www.cheneymuseum.org/donate.html