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Then and Now: Falls City Building

Businessman W.G. Willis bought the southwest corner of Post Street and Riverside Avenue from pioneer land developers A.M. Cannon and J.J. Browne in 1886. He began building the three-story Falls …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 12, 2018, 7:11 a.m.

Built immediately after Great Spokane Fire, Genesee Block Building transforms from pawnshop to upscale

The Genesee Block in downtown Spokane is one of 15 buildings constructed in the aftermath of the Great Fire of 1889 that remain standing, but a little-known fire in 2016 …


UPDATED: Tue., July 17, 2018, 11:33 a.m.

Bike lanes and bus stops set to change Riverside Avenue in downtown Spokane

Riverside Avenue in downtown Spokane will look very different soon, with fewer lanes, redesigned transit stops and bikeways the likes of which Spokane has never seen.


Doug Clark: Downtown may be hip, but it still needs cruising on Riverside Avenue

The decade of your prime acne cover-up years usually will determine what you called the phenomenon of motoring bumper-to-bumper through the downtown business core on Friday and Saturday nights.


100 years ago in Spokane: Parade shows support for preparing for World War I

From our archives, 100 years ago Riverside Avenue was a “sea of flags” during Spokane’s big Memorial Day parade.


Then and Now: Memorial Day 1942

Memorial Day 1942 was a solemn event for a nation at war.


100 years ago in Spokane: 2 women injured when wall collapses

From our archives, 100 years ago Mrs. L. Berger, 36, and Mrs. Anna Bond, 37, were strolling on the sidewalk at Monroe Street and College Avenue when suddenly they heard …


Relatives, friends remember 24-year-old who died in Spokane crash

Friends and family of Chancer Prouty who gathered Tuesday night at the scene of the crash that took his life remembered him as a young man full of life and …


Friends celebrate life of man who died in downtown crash

Friends and family of Chancer Prouty who gathered Tuesday night at the scene of the crash that took his life remembered him as a young man full of life and …


Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago John Benton, 9, was arrested for “nearly throwing several Washington Water Power interurban trains down the cliffs at Garden Springs.”


Then and Now photos: Riverside Avenue

Imagine a newcomer to Spokane stepping off a train in 1928 and turning west onto Riverside Avenue at Monroe Street and taking in the panoply of buildings that rival the …


Then and Now photos: Riverside Avenue

The Robertson, Morgan and Bell buildings still stand on the 300 block of West Riverside Avenue. All date to Spokane’s boom era of the early 1900s. Glen Dow Academy of …


With street project, Spokane pays tribute to King’s legacy

By the end of this year, a Spokane street will be named after Martin Luther King Jr. – after nearly a quarter century of attempts. Last week, the Spokane City …


Bid to save warehouse fails

A last-minute attempt to save an 85-year-old warehouse from the wrecking ball has been rejected by city and university leaders. Last month, developer Dan Spalding, who owns the Longbotham Building, …


City seeks to skirt law to raze buildings in roadway’s path

Historic preservation supporters are questioning the city’s circumvention of its own law aimed at protecting older buildings. Spokane engineers this week filed for a demolition permit to tear down two …


Riverside extension may bear MLK name

After nearly 20 years of discussions and debate, Spokane finally might name a street after the nation’s most prominent civil rights leader.


City seeks Riverside extension

Spokane officials have submitted an application for the $15 million extension of Riverside Avenue in time to win approval before new environmental regulations take effect that would prohibit the project. …


Officials promote University District

Even in tough economic times, the University District will be at the center of economic growth in Spokane, representatives of local government, universities and businesses asserted Thursday. Officials touted recent …