Stories tagged: architecture
Mon., Jan. 8, 2018
Then and Now: American Legion Building
Businessman F. Lewis Clark was born in 1861 in Bangor, Maine. He was educated at Harvard and moved to Spokane in 1884. Over the next 30 years, he made a …
Fri., Jan. 5, 2018, 9:58 a.m.
Frank Lloyd Wright preservation group seeks building rescue
The Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy is making an 11th-hour effort to save one of the last buildings designed by the famous architect.
Mon., Oct. 23, 2017, 3:14 p.m.
Seeing the world in plastic bricks
Seattle resident Alice Finch sees the world’s architecture in Lego.
Sun., Oct. 15, 2017
Shawn Vestal: Councilwoman looking to protect historic buildings, neighborhoods
A gleaming new apartment building sits at Third Avenue and Coeur d’Alene Street. In brick and blue siding, it fills the lot at the western edge of Browne’s Addition, overlooking …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 2, 2017, 3:16 p.m.
Survey reveals hidden gems among Spokane’s midcentury modern architecture
In a way, the Grand Coulee Dam is responsible for Spokane’s inventory of midcentury modern architecture.
Tue., April 25, 2017, 6 a.m.
It’s a homeless shelter that folds like an accordion: These WSU students think it’s perfect for Spokane
A team of architecture students at Washington State University has designed and built a portable homeless shelter that can be folded like an accordion into a variety of shapes and …
Mon., April 24, 2017
Then and Now: Patsy Clark Mansion
Patsy Clark’s mansion is one of the most recognizable homes in Spokane. It ranks high among the palatial homes built by Spokane’s early millionaires.
Sat., April 8, 2017
100 years ago in Spokane: Kirtland Cutter, who helped transform the ‘architecturally savage camp’ that was Spokane, says he has great hopes for the city
Achitect Kirtland Cutter talked about his early days as an artist, illustrator and sculptor in a newspaper profile.
UPDATED: Sun., April 2, 2017, 12:42 a.m.
Guest columnist Rebecca Nappi: Memories of a Spokane childhood shine, like light in stained glass
The footworn haunts of our youth become more precious as the years rush by. For those entering the adolescence of old age, it is a gift that Spokane preserves so …
Tue., May 3, 2016, 3:44 p.m.
AIA Spokane chapter announces architectural design winners
Design work by Spokane architects is recognized in annual AIA awards
Thu., Oct. 1, 2015
Manito Park could get national historic recognition
Manito Park has been recommended for National Historic Register
Thu., Aug. 20, 2015
Grandfather’s homes still standing proud
Sisters Connie Manz, of Pasadena, California, and Catherine Manz Smith, of Veneta, Oregon, knew their grandfather had once lived in Spokane. They knew he’d married their grandmother here in 1909. …
Wed., May 20, 2015
Ferris House owners asking nearly $1 million
Eighteen months ago, real estate agent Joe Dinnison found the proverbial needle in a haystack – someone willing to pay $815,000 for a three-bedroom Spokane residence with no garage. Now …
Sun., May 12, 2013
Seattle Architecture Foundation constructs 2013 tour
SEATTLE – When Dr. Beverly Beeton moved to Seattle from Alaska several years ago, she started looking for ways to learn more about her new hometown. Beeton’s search led her …
Sun., March 3, 2013
New exhibit explores midcentury architecture in Spokane
In a December episode of “The Simpsons,” Marge and Homer got some cool new neighbors from Portland, their artisanal-doughnut trailer in tow, who’d discovered a decrepit rancher to restore to …
Sun., Nov. 25, 2012, 9:57 a.m.
AP IMPACT: Will NYC act to block future surges?
Think Sandy was just a 100-year storm that devastated New York City? Imagine one just as bad, or worse, every three years. Prominent planners and builders say now is the …
Sat., Nov. 17, 2012, 5:29 a.m.
The birth of J.C. Penney’s leader
NEW YORK (AP) — NAME: Ron Johnson OCCUPATION: Chief executive officer of J.C. Penney Co.
Fri., Nov. 16, 2012, 11:48 a.m.
Eisenhower Memorial approval delayed into 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — Plans to build a national memorial honoring President Dwight D. Eisenhower will be delayed into next year as the World War II general’s family continues to object …
Wed., Sept. 19, 2012, 12:01 a.m.
Macy’s NYC flagship getting $400M makeover
NEW YORK (AP) — A $400 million makeover is giving New York’s iconic Macy’s store a sleek, new 21st-century style. And some preservationists aren’t happy about it. They see the …
Sun., Nov. 20, 2011
Architect strives for the perfect fit
SEATTLE — “I don’t think that I could ever design something as beautiful as what’s already out there,” architect Tom Kundig says of his efforts to fit his houses to …
Tue., April 26, 2011
Modern design’s hidden gems
The stripped-down architecture of the 1940s and 1950s is now old enough to warrant historic preservation protection, and Spokane has some striking examples of that style, advocates say. Mid-century modern …
Sun., Nov. 12, 2006, 8:42 a.m.
Spokane native is a star in world of architecture
From North Idaho to North Carolina, and from Barcelona, Spain to Manchester, England, Spokane native Tom Kundig, now a Seattle-based architect, is changing the landscape of our world, one building …
Fri., June 9, 1995
Building Character Upscale Grapetree Development Shows A Return To Traditional Craftsmanship
1. Architect Glen Cloninger, left, and builder Dave Mark hope to recreate the mood of Spokane’s distinguished old neighborhoods. Photo by Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman-Review 2. Garages in Grapetree are tucked …