The Pullman Chamber of Commerce recently printed 2,000 copies of the Pullman Walking Tour brochure, a project that was the focus of a joint seminar last spring with students the School of Design + Construction and the graduate program in public history. The brochures can be found at the Pullman Chamber, the Brelsford WSU Visitor Center, and many of the businesses located downtown.
Phil Gruen, associate professor and interim director, and Robert Franklin, MA History, co-delivered the class focused on issues of historic preservation, tourism and urban promotion. Students conducted archival research and contributed original sketches, maps, and a unique narrative that reads the city’s downtown as illustrative of major themes that have shaped Pullman over time.
As part of the class, students worked for the Pullman Historic Preservation Commission to update the city’s walking tour brochure. The original was developed in 1987.