Stories tagged: landmarks
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2017, 3:15 P.M.
Landmarks: Binkley House a reminder of unheralded Spokane pioneer
John W. Binkley could well be the least known of Spokane’s pioneers – surprising, considering all he accomplished in the region’s early days.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, 2017, 4:11 P.M.
Home built in Cannon Hill neighborhood for judge in 1911
Set among a group of historic single-family homes built between 1907 and 1940 in the Cannon Hill Park neighborhood on Spokane’s South Hill is the Judge Henry and Alice Canfield …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2017, 5:12 P.M.
Landmarks: Monolith once again visible at nearly forgotten Hillyard cemetery
A 7-foot-tall polished granite monolith standing out in the countryside would be an interesting thing to view, if only it could be seen through the thick expanse of trees and …
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15, 2017, 2:58 P.M.
Landmarks: Pleasant Prairie barn a monument to farm life
The tall red barn out on Pleasant Prairie can easily be seen from a distance, not just because of its sharp contrast to the snow on the ground but also …
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, JAN. 11, 2017, 4:11 P.M.
Landmarks: Early masons put region’s rocks to use
Anyone who has ever pushed a shovel into the ground in Spokane County knows that there are rocks in and protruding from the soil here – some of them big …
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 14, 2016
Landmarks: Greenwood monuments, lawns honor Japanese heritage
The grave marker of Spokane native Roy Shiosaki at Greenwood Memorial Terrace reflects the military service of which he was so proud.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 30, 2016
Landmarks: Owner works to preserve home and neighborhood history
There are several things about the Frederic Elmendorf House that make it a rather singular and special home – including a stairway to nowhere on its second floor and a …
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 5, 2016
Landmarks: Whitworth Tree played host to many a young couple
Young couples at Whitworth University who wanted a little privacy back in the 1930s would make their way through the woods at the north end of campus, referred to at …
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 21, 2016
Landmarks: Statue reflects Spokane’s early optimism
For an inanimate object, the serene statue of Anna Stratton Browne has had a rather dramatic history in the few years it has stood at the entry way to Spokane’s …
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 7, 2016
Landmarks: Bench pays tribute to parents’ courtship
Sometimes something very new can speak to a time gone by, to people or events from an earlier day. One such very new thing in Spokane remembers Bert and Georgia …
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 24, 2016, 3:20 P.M.
Yellowstone tourists face detour for fire but landmarks open
Some tourists heading to Yellowstone National Park during the busy summer season are facing an hourlong detour Wednesday as a wildfire in neighboring Grand Teton National Park kept a highway …
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 24, 2016
Landmarks: 108-year-old Heathdale barn a popular photo stop
Just about every week someone sets up a tripod along East Belmont Road east of the town of Mica to take photos of the historic Heathdale barn, a tall gambrel-style …
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 10, 2016
Landmarks: Patsy Clark, brother close in life and death
Clark’s impact in Spokane is probably most visible today in the Kirtland Cutter-designed Patsy Clark Mansion facing Coeur d’Alene Park that served as his family home until both he and …
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 3, 2016, 10:40 A.M.
Front Porch: Cemeteries provide intriguing, moving glimpse at region’s history
No matter what kind of map I’d have, locating a particular grave stone was usually a challenge, and I’d often flag down a groundskeeper to help me in the task. …
WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2016, 12:41 A.M.
Landmarks: Obelisk marks gravesite of Spokane pioneer Charles Voorhees
Charles Voorhees moved to Washington Territory in 1882, settling in the community of Colfax. He became prosecuting attorney for Whitman County, 1882-1885, and then, running as a Democrat, was elected …
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 2016, 3:27 P.M.
Enloe helped electrify Eastern Washington
In one newspaper story Eugene Enloe was asked how to become successful, and he replied: “No young man will want to listen to my advice. My formula isn’t popular. It …
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2016, 3:28 P.M.
Landmarks: Colbert barn holds generations of memories
The old saltbox barn looks quite weathered in the picturesque valley in Colbert just a stone’s throw from the Little Spokane River.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2016
Landmarks: Archives hold beauty and history
For history hunters, there’s no place like the Washington State Regional Archives. There are five branches in the state, with Eastern Washington University in Cheney serving as home to the …
WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2016, 3:29 P.M.
Landmarks: Kaiser’s ‘architecturally daring’ home came before big business moves
Before Henry J. Kaiser became the huge American industrialist known as the father of modern shipbuilding, prime contractor for Hoover and Grand Coulee dams and founder of more than 100 …
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 2016
Barn rounds out a century with a variety of uses
The Deep Creek Barn, also known as the Middleburg Barn, was built in 1916 by dairy farmer M.F. Middleburg during the height of what was called the “true circular” round …
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 2016
Landmarks: Monroe Street bridge’s bison skull sculptures have Canada connection
The bison skull replicas on the Monroe Street Bridge were modeled after a real bison skull discovered in Alberta by a Spokane politician and attorney.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 2016
Bulldog sculpture at Gonzaga’s arena modeled after King Kong
The 5-foot-tall bulldog has guarded the Kennel Club – or student – entrance to the arena where the Gonzaga Bulldogs play their brand of winning basketball since Oct. 6, 2007, …
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2016, 4:48 P.M.
Landmarks: ‘Stewards of something wonderful’: Owners restoring 1889 Queen Anne style home
One of the first of the of the larger homes built in Spokane in the 1880s was the two-and-a-half story Queen Anne-style “dream home” of Hiram Muzzy. Constructed in 1889 …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 3, 2016
Landmarks: Barn stands tall, 100 years later
The Painter barn is easy to see from a distance. It stands tall out in the Palouse, some 16 miles southwest of Cheney. It has been there for 100 years …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 20, 2016
Landmarks: Alabama case helped solve Spokane officer’s killing
Of the many members of law enforcement buried in cemeteries in Spokane County, most have died of natural causes and some in the line of duty. And then there are …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 6, 2016, 5:41 P.M.
South Spokane barn preserved for the ages
There is a long and low barn on a gentle slope just a block from the Spokane city limits that reaches far back into the region’s history and today stands …
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 9, 2015
Landmarks: Taunting drove immigrant to kill editor
Journalists have been killed for the work they do or sometimes because they are caught in the line of fire in a war zone, but rarely are they killed for …
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 25, 2015
Landmarks: Rodeo champ’s barn stands strong
“The barn is due for repainting, but it’s a solid, well-built barn, with hand-made trusses, really quality work,” said Jerry Phinney, who bought the 10 acres on which the house, …
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 11, 2015
Landmarks: Jenkins helped shape Spokane
One of early Spokane’s most generous benefactors may be one of the least known. Col. David P. Jenkins does have an elaborate grave monument at Fairmount Memorial Park, and has …
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, OCT. 14, 2015
Tree may be living link to Helen Keller
With a certain degree of hope and confidence it can be said that Helen Keller planted this linden tree in Manito Park, and that tree is part of her legacy …