June 5, 1928: This view shows Spokane’s civic center, the stretch of Riverside Avenue where clubs, churches and lodges were built. On the left side of the street you can see the Touraine Hotel annex, the Western Union Life building and the Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes. On the right, nearest to farthest, are the Spokane Club, an empty lot (future site of the Chamber of Commerce building), the Masonic Temple, the Elks Lodge and the Smith and Co. building.
May 13, 2013 in City on Page A5
Imagine a newcomer to Spokane stepping off a train in 1928 and turning west onto Riverside Avenue at Monroe Street and taking in the panoply of buildings that rival the …