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.
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.