October 17, 2011 in City

March 3, 1930: Sears, Roebuck & Co.’s store, less than a week old, is open at 906 W. Main Ave. in Spokane. Sears invested $750,000 in the building site and stock. The building was three stories with a full basement and was equipped with the latest combined heating-and-ventilating system.

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Present day: The Spokane Public Library downtown opened in 1994. It offers views of Spokane Falls, a climate-controlled special collections room and Internet access.