Stories tagged: Louis Davenport
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: 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 …
Tue., April 4, 2017
The Spokesman-Review found unanimous support among Spokane’s prominent figures for President Woodrow Wilson’s request for a declaration of war against Germany. “Party lines were practically obliterated,” said the paper.
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 …
Sun., Aug. 7, 2011
Paula Davis was 55 when she and her husband closed their auto-body repair business. Davis looked for a job. Employers told her she was dead in the water – no …