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By Olivia Harnack
Whitman County Gazette 

St. Ignatius receives anonymous donation for restoration project


Austin Storm

Nate Brigham and apprentice help friend, Austin Storm, with reconstruction work.

COLFAX - St. Ignatius' old laundry house building is under significant repair as the owners work towards their goal of preserving the grounds.

"It's worth preserving not just because of the history but because of how beautiful it is," said owner Austin Storm.

The building remains behind the hospital and was initially built as a nursing school for St. Ignatius. St. Ignatius suffered from a lack of nurses at its construction.

"I believe it was built in the 1910s, but the last use of the building was as a laundry room," noted Storm.

The nursing school became a historical landmark in Washingt...

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