Stories tagged: Davenport Hotel
Mon., June 10, 2019, 5 a.m.
Twenty-year-old Llewelllyn “Louis” Marks Davenport arrived in Spokane in March of 1889 and helped manage his uncle’s restaurant. When most of the town burned down later that year, Davenport opened …
UPDATED: Mon., June 3, 2019, 9:57 p.m.
Palm Court Grill inside the Davenport is offering a five-course dinner, hotel and ticket package through June 23 in celebration of artist Dale Chihuly’s glass exhibit at Northwest Museum of …
Fri., Feb. 22, 2019
A group of 23 civic leaders met at the Davenport Hotel and vowed to form “a great army of ideas pitted against the spirit of unrest, disloyalty, revolution and bolshevism.”
Tue., Jan. 22, 2019
Spokane gave a delirious welcome to hundreds of returning soldiers at the Great Northern Depot.
Fri., Dec. 21, 2018, 7:21 a.m.
Vladislav and Svetlana Khashchuk won the Tree No. 1 package with $4,500 cash at Christmas Tree Elegance, just a month after launching a GoFundMe to help pay for diabetes treatments …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 30, 2018, 10:37 p.m.
Christmas tree display benefiting Spokane Symphony contains memorial for late auto dealer, philanthropist
The family of Marlene Kay “Marti” Hollenback, who died suddenly last spring, have developed a Christmas package full of the late philanthropist and community volunteer’s favorite things. The tree, sponsored …
Wed., Nov. 28, 2018
100 years ago in Spokane: As public celebrates end of World War I with 2 governors, flu germs spread
Washington Gov. Ernest Lister and Idaho Gov. Moses Alexander were in Spokane and spoke at community church services to mark the end of World War I.
Wed., Oct. 10, 2018
100 years ago in Spokane: First local deaths in 1918 flu pandemic reported as hospitals hit capacity
Every hospital in Spokane was crowded to capacity with Spanish influenza cases, and authorities were seeking a large building with room for several hundred beds as a temporary flu hospital.
UPDATED: Tue., April 24, 2018, 9:25 p.m.
A public memorial is planned for John Reed, the longtime doorman at the Historic Davenport Hotel who died last month at age 88.
UPDATED: Wed., April 11, 2018, 9:35 a.m.
John Reed, the dapper doorman who greeted generations of visitors to the historic Davenport Hotel during an astonishing 75-year career, has died at age 88.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 6, 2018, 4:16 p.m.
The $50 prix fixe menu is available through May 20 to complement the MAC’s Titanic: The Artifact Exhibit.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 20, 2017, 6:20 a.m.
100 years ago in Spokane: With men sent to fight World War I, Davenport Hotel hires first ‘girl elevator operators’ in the U.S.
The Davenport Hotel introduced a startling innovation: A crew of “girl elevator operators.” They were, said the paper, “the first full crew of girl elevator operators in the employ of …
Thu., Dec. 14, 2017, 6 a.m.
Historic Christmas window display figures from the old Crescent store have been uncovered and given new life at select locations in downtown Spokane this Yule season.
Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 7 p.m.
7 Questions and a Recipe with Ian Wingate
Sun., July 16, 2017
100 years ago in Spokane: New theatrical circuit could bring top shows ‘in advance of their New York premieres’
Spokane was excited about the prospect of being one of the Northwest stops on a major new theatrical circuit being organized by A.L. Erlanger, “the Little Napoleon of the theater …
Sat., May 27, 2017
Lt. ieutenant George Roeder of the American Ambulance Field Service thrilled and horrified a crowd in a Davenport Hotel ballroom with his war films and lecture. “It was not picture …
Wed., May 10, 2017
Select recipes from Edward F. Mathieu’s vintage cookbook “The Life of A Chef”
Tue., May 9, 2017, 3:35 p.m.
7 Questions and a Recipe with Adam Swedberg, 38, executive banquet chef, Davenport Hotel Collection
Sat., May 6, 2017
100 years ago in Spokane: Davenport Hotel’s barbershop refuses to raise prices; streetcar cleaners on strike replaced
The largest barbershop in town – the Davenport Hotel barbershop – refused to raise its prices in accord with the other barbershops in town. The rest of them, under pressure …
UPDATED: Thu., April 27, 2017, 9:16 a.m.
Last week a group called Friends of the Davenport disbanded. Thirty-one years have come and gone since the group was created. Years marked by cutthroat business competition, some of most …
Thu., April 27, 2017, 6 a.m.
(This article first appeared on June 27, 1985.) This column is not for the “greats.”
Thu., April 27, 2017, 6 a.m.
(This article was written in July 2002.) Nobody can take away a dream and nobody did.
Tue., April 18, 2017
World War I was lead to multiple menu changes at the Davenport Hotel’s restaurant.
Sun., April 9, 2017
Spokane’s young men were rushing off to war. Yet Spokane’s younger boys wanted to contribute, as well – in dozens of patriotic drum corps.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 22, 2017, 3:04 p.m.
100 years ago in Spokane: Davenport, other restaurants raise potato prices in response to war-time vegetable shortages
The lowly potato was making front page news because its price “continues to soar.” The Spokesman-Review said that the potato would soon be “classed as a luxury,” and that Davenport’s …
Mon., Feb. 20, 2017
100 years ago in Spokane: Grocery company says hunter killed zoo bear; Ida Tarbell criticizes tariffs
The Spokane Table Supply Company claimed that the bear was, in fact, an old “pet” bear that had been kept in the Manito Park Zoo cages.
Fri., Jan. 13, 2017
100 years ago in Spokane: Former world boxing champion ‘Ruby Robert’ Bob Fitzsimmons says he didn’t see his estranged wife in Davenport Hotel lobby
Two internationally known celebrities were playing out a bizarre marital spat in the lobby of the Davenport Hotel.
Mon., Dec. 26, 2016
New Year’s Eve in Spokane was a little more festive after the Davenport Hotel opened in September 1914. It was the culmination of many years of planning by restaurateur Louis …
Thu., Nov. 17, 2016
From our archive, 100 years ago The former Countess Zellen, a French opera star and now the wife of champion boxer “Ruby Bob” Fitzsimmons, arrived in Spokane in her new …
Wed., Sept. 28, 2016
From our archives, 100 years ago Democratic Party women “carried out a carefully planned coup” at a Spokane meeting of another fledgling party called the Women’s Party.