Stories tagged: Davenport Hotel
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.
Fri., Aug. 12, 2016, 5:21 p.m.
A man is facing assault charges for spitting on two officers after he evaded police into the third floor of a downtown building.
Sat., Aug. 6, 2016, 5:15 p.m.
Marie Burns didn’t set out to be a business owner, but she still owned and operated a jewelry and gift store called the Jewel Box inside the Davenport Hotel for …
Wed., May 11, 2016, 6 a.m.
100 years ago in Spokane: 236 cars in nighttime parade celebrate second auto show at Davenport Hotel
From our archives, 100 years ago A parade of 236 decorated autos swept through Spokane in a “magnificent night spectacle.”
Wed., April 6, 2016
From our archives, 100 years ago The Curtis Publishing Company, publisher of the Saturday Evening Post and other popular magazines, held its district convention in Spokane, and the gala banquet …
Wed., March 9, 2016
From our archives, 100 years ago Spokane’s attempt to hire its first woman police officer hit a second snag.
Tue., Jan. 19, 2016, 5:36 p.m.
A national commercial real estate website is soliciting bids for a possible sale of the Davenport Hotels. Real Capital Markets listed the hotels as represented by a brokerage in Scottsdale, …
Tue., Jan. 19, 2016
Va Piano Vineyards in south Walla Walla County is opening a new tasting room in March on the ground floor of the Davenport Hotel.