January 22, 2009 in City, Idaho

Preservation conference chooses ‘Pasadena of the North’

The Spokesman-Review

Spokane has been chosen as the site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s 2012 conference.

The event, called the National Preservation Conference, is expected to draw 2,000 attendees, according to the National Trust, a nonprofit based in Washington, D.C., that seeks to preserve historic buildings.

Referring to Spokane as “the Pasadena of the North,” the group said in a news release it chose the city because of its historic buildings, neighborhoods and gardens, and the fact that it is home to the largest National Register district in the state.

Richard Moe, president of the National Trust, said in the release, “Conference attendees are sure to be impressed by the city’s vibrant downtown, strong preservation ethic and innovative adaptive re-use of buildings.”

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