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Garland District fire

Two historic Garland District restaurants, one a depression-era icon and the other a popular diner featured in a handful of Hollywood films, were heavily damaged Sunday night.


Colin Mulvany - The Spokesman-Review

Spokane firefighters battle a three-alarm fire that destroyed the Ferguson’s Cafe and damaged Mary Lou’s Milk Bottle restaurant in the Garland District Sunday night Sept. 25, 2011.


Dan Pelle - The Spokesman-Review

Flames roll from the roof of Ferguson’s Cafe as fire crews work to contain the blaze, September 25, 2011 in the Garland District of Spokane, Wash.


Dan Pelle - The Spokesman-Review

Flames roll from the roof of Ferguson’s Cafe as fire crews work to contain the blaze, September 25, 2011 in the Garland District of Spokane, Wash.


Colin Mulvany - The Spokesman-Review

Spokane firefighters lay hose behind Mary Lou’s Milk Bottle restaurant where they were battling a three-alarm fire Sunday night Sept. 25, 2011.


Colin Mulvany - The Spokesman-Review

Spokane firefighters battle a three-alarm fire that destroyed the Ferguson’s Cafe and damaged Mary Lou’s Milk Bottle restaurant in the Garland District Sunday night Sept. 25, 2011.


Colin Mulvany - The Spokesman-Reveiw

From a 2005 file photo: Diners enjoy breakfast and conversation at Fergusons’s Cafe on 804 W. Garland. Ferguson’s Cafe, which closed in 2009 but was later reopened, has been featured in three Hollywood films, including “Vision Quest,” “Benny & Joon” and “Why Would I Lie?” It first opened in the 1930s.


Colin Mulvany - The Spokesman-Review

A collapsed roof and burned debris fill the dinning area of Ferguson’s Cafe the morning after a three-alarm fire damaged the diner and the historic Milk Bottle next door. Fire investigators believe the fire started in the space between the the Milk Bottle and Ferguson’s Cafe.


Colin Mulvany - The Spokesman-Review

Lisa Kulp, a waitress at Ferguson’s Cafe, helps sweep debris from in front of the burned-out business at 802 W. Garland Ave. Monday, Sept. 26, 2011.

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