Spokane Courthouse

A mature row of maples makes full views of the Spokane County Courthouse difficult during summer, but the tan brick building is a stunning architectural creation. (Mike Prager)

A mature row of maples makes full views of the Spokane County Courthouse difficult during summer, but the tan brick building is a stunning architectural creation. (Mike Prager)

French Renaissance

A project to restore the entry to Spokane’s dramatic county Courthouse was completed earlier this year. The work includes an ADA-accessible sidewalk, which maintains the early-day steps with granite railing. The 1895 French Renaissance building was designed by acclaimed Spokane architect Willis Ritchie, who also designed the Old Capitol Building in Olympia and the Jefferson County Courthouse in Port Townsend, Wash.

Nearly $3 million has been spent to restore the soaring main tower atop the entrance along with other structural improvements. The main floor has also undergone restoration. Entry is through a security station with metal detector.

Source: Spokane County, Spokesman-Review

Directions to the next stop: Public Health Building

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Head west on W Broadway toward N Madison St

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Take the 1st left onto N Madison St

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Turn right onto W College Ave

Destination will be on the left