Washington Water Power Co., now Avista, produced steam heat for downtown buildings for much of the past century. The decommissioned plant, with its two towering brick stacks, was redeveloped into office spaces and a restaurant. Built in 1916, the steam plant was designed by Kirtland Cutter and a partner, the same architects who designed the Davenport Hotel, Spokane Club and other historic buildings. If you’ve never been inside the Steam Plant Grill, it is worth checking out. A small room beneath the stacks fills with air being drafted upward. The interior of an old boiler serves as a small banquet room.
Directions to the next stop: Wild Sage
0.3 mi away
Head west on W Railroad Ave toward S Lincoln St
Turn left at the 2nd cross street onto S Monroe St
Turn left at the 2nd cross street onto W 3rd Ave