Directions: West Riverside Avenue, which curves as a boulevard from Lincoln Street to Cedar Street, is lined with a series of some of Spokane’s most important public historic buildings. Also along Riverside from east to west are the Empire State Building, the Roman Catholic diocese building, Our Lady of Lourdes Cathedral and the Smith Funeral Home.
Beaux Arts classicism
The Masonic Temple, also known as the Masonic Center, was completed in 1905. President Teddy Roosevelt helped break ground for the project. Architects Loren Rand and John K. Dow worked together on the Neoclassical Revival building, which was added onto an original Craftsman building. Some of the Craftsman touches are still seen inside. It shows the disciplined classicism tracing back to the Beaux Arts movement.
Directions to the next stop: City Hall
0.7 mi away
Head west on W Riverside Ave toward N Jefferson St
Make a U-turn at N Jefferson St
Turn left onto N Wall St
Turn left onto W Spokane Falls Blvd