Reid House

Reid House

Reid House

Browne’s Addition

1900: This is the only house on the tour not designed by Kirtland Cutter. A fine example of the Craftsman Style by Albert Held, it stands in contrast to Cutter’s eclectic, ostentatious houses around it. Ironically it is very similar in character to designs for simple, unpretentious houses that Cutter sketched when he first came to Spokane in the late 1880s. He soon found that wealthy clients were more interested in displaying wealth and evoking the architectural character of past eras. There is little doubt that he enjoyed playing along, but never lost his love of Arts and Crafts architecture.