Stories tagged: landmarks
Wed., Feb. 14, 2018, 5:18 p.m.
Landmarks: Uniform button remains of Spokane’s street car heyday
Many artifacts from a region’s history have some size to them – buildings, tombstones, monuments. Some, such as arrowheads, are small. And others are even smaller still and might appear …
Wed., Jan. 31, 2018, noon
Landmarks: Lend ‘The Big Man’ a hand – Plane replica sought for Boris Borzum statue
There is a 16-foot tall metal man in Spokane in need of a replica airplane.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018, 2:53 p.m.
Landmarks: Bridge builder’s home being restored
When the James and Sarah Bayley House was first constructed in Ross Park Addition near the Spokane River on the near northeast side of the city, it was one of …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 3:06 p.m.
Landmarks: WWP pioneer investor and his wife owned West Central home built in 1885
An 1885 home near Pettet Drive is the original home of Spokane pioneer William Pettet. Believed to be one of the oldest houses in Spokane, it apparently was built using …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 3:35 p.m.
Landmarks: Restored gates dedicated at Spokane County Courthouse
Sometimes a chance meeting leads to a happy discovery and the eventual restoration of a thought-to-be-lost artifact, something that turns out to be a significant piece of Spokane’s history. That …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 15, 2017, 2:13 p.m.
Landmarks: Tiny pier significant in mapping of region
Not far from the southeast corner of the Spokane County Courthouse sits a little pier made of white bricks, rather small as monuments go – but, as it turns out, …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 2:28 p.m.
Landmarks: Deer Park barn converted to art studio has ‘its own story’
Just north of Deer Park stands the Swallow’s Nest Barn, the pride, joy and delight of owners Monte and Kathlene Moore.
Wed., July 19, 2017, 12:10 p.m.
Landmarks: Chamberlin House
As Craftsman-style bungalows go, the Ernest and Anna Chamberlin House in the West Central District of Spokane has two unique and distinctive features – one dominant and obvious and the …
Wed., July 5, 2017, noon
Landmarks: 1920s auto shop is home to Iron Goat Brewing
When the Transport Truck Company of Mount Pleasant, Michigan, opened its Northwest Transport Truck Co. in Spokane in 1921, it did so in a newly constructed building designed with a …
Wed., June 21, 2017, noon
Landmarks: Hillyard area’s Evergreen Cemetery offers 14 acres of restored grounds, historic grave sites
The 14-acre Evergreen Cemetery in Hillyard has been restored to a functioning state today. Platted in 1910 by the Hillyard Masonic Lodge, it was abandoned after a few owners. In …
UPDATED: Wed., June 7, 2017, 3:59 p.m.
Landmarks: West Plains homesteader’s barn still standing 117 years later
The Henry Allice Barn, built in 1900, is on the Washington State Heritage Register.
UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017, 2:15 p.m.
Landmarks: Cannon Hill 1926 Bungalow retains historic charm
The Elmer and Hester Hutsinpiller House at 3 W. 27th Ave. has the distinction of having been home to three generations of a single family. It also became the house …
Wed., May 3, 2017, noon
Landmarks: Market-gardening pioneer built barn on Peone Prairie
Sometime between 1879, when William H. Stoneman began homesteading on Peone Prairie, and 1898, he built three barns on his property, one of which still stands today. The red broken-gable …
Wed., April 19, 2017, noon
Landmarks: Remnants of historic flour mill now part of Camp Dart-Lo
When Lafayette Dart walked to Spokane Falls from Walla Walla in 1879, he met up with his brother Herb, who had preceded him, and the two went to work at …
UPDATED: Wed., April 12, 2017, 3:40 p.m.
Kirtland Cutter-designed cinerarium at Riverside Memorial Park may be eligible for National Register of Historic Places
Within Riverside Memorial Park are several large and elegant mausoleums containing the remains of some noted individuals and families from the region’s early development, including Louis Davenport and the August …
Wed., 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.
Wed., 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 …
Wed., 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: Wed., 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: Wed., 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 …
Wed., 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.
Wed., 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 …
Wed., 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 …
Wed., 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 …
Wed., 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 …
Wed., 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 …
Wed., 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 …
Wed., 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 …
Wed., 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. …
Wed., 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 …