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April 14, 2010 in News

Then and Now II: Downtown Spokane

Here is another slide show about the history of downtown Spokane from the archives of the Spokesman-Review. The photos date back as far as the mid 1880s, when Spokane buildings were mostly wood and the streets unpaved.

Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review
 

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April 2, 2010 in News

Then and Now: Downtown Spokane

Here is another “Then and Now” presentation taken from the photo archives of the Spokesman-Review. Spokane, especially the downtown area, has a long and storied history of boom and bust, notable characters and as a hub of life in the Inland Northwest. Here are some photos ranging from 1889 through 1970, each updated with a modern digital camera image.

Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review
 

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