The Jensen-Byrd warehouse, 131 E. Main Ave., was built in 1909 for Marshall-Wells Hardware Co., which was headquartered in Duluth, Minn. Sometime after Marshall-Wells agreed to buy another Spokane wholesale hardware company, Holley-Mason, in 1930, Marshall-Wells moved into the Holley-Mason building, 157 S. Howard St., and leased its warehouse on Main to the U.S. Forest Service. Marshall-Wells moved back to the warehouse on Main in 1946 and the Forest Service moved to the Holley-Mason Building. Jensen-Byrd bought Marshall-Wells’ Spokane operations in 1958. The building is now owned by Washington State University which is debating its future.
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A burst pipe in the ceiling of the sixth-floor women’s bathroom in the Jensen-Byrd warehouse building caused heavy damage.