The announcement came yesterday that The Patee House in St. Joseph was awarded a grant from the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Completed in 1858, this huge structure was the eastern terminus of the Pony Express and one of the best-known hotels west of the Mississippi in the mid-19th century. The SAT award of $162,500 will help pay to scrape, re-glaze, and paint all 228 windows and exterior wood trims, as well as install 118 new maple windows.
We congratulate graduate student Ahmad Safi for his role in writing this successful grant. The grant was written as part of his work in EPR 620: Proposal and Grant Writing taught by Dr. Michael Charlton, Assistant Professor of English.