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In brief: Preservation group lists top structures

The Spokane Preservation Advocates this week released a list of top historic structures in the Spokane area in an effort to call attention to their significance.

It is the first time that the organization has created such a list.

“Through this initiative we aim to share the stories of historic places that matter to those in our community, motivate community members to think and talk about the places that matter, and share stories of our area’s heritage and preservation efforts,” the organization said.

The Spokane Matters list includes the Campbell House, Cheney Depot, Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Opportunity Township Hall, Dodd House, Jensen-Byrd building, Spokane’s historic street tree canopy, Westminster Apartments, Riverside Avenue Historic District, Ninth Avenue Historic District, Lewis and Clark High School and the Old Parker Cabin.

To view the list and details of each site, go to

Salvation Army taps celebrity bell-ringers

The Salvation Army Spokane is drafting local celebrities to help out the nonprofit’s Red Kettle campaign, which is falling short of its goal.

“Currently, donations are down 20 percent,” the Salvation Army said in a news release, adding that the campaign is $30,000 under where it was this time last year.

To help energize the campaign, local celebrities – including television and radio news personalities, Mayor-elect David Condon and the Spokane Shock dance team – will be ringing bells from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at red kettles throughout the city.

Locations are: Rosauers on 29th Avenue; Fred Meyer on Thor Street; Macy’s at NorthTown Mall; Albertsons on 57th Avenue; and Nordstrom in River Park Square.

For more information or to donate online, visit www.MakingSpokane


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