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  • Revival

    Owners of three homes on Overbluff Road are going to throw open their doors next Sunday for a fundraising tour put on by Spokane Preservation Advocates. Two of the three …


  • MAC, SPA revieve Old House Workshop

    After a 10-year absence, the Old House Workshop is being revived by the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture and the Spokane Preservation Advocates. The three-night series starts March 11 …


  • Preservation Advocates honors 10 for their efforts

    The Spokane Preservation Advocates organization has recognized 10 people for contributions to historic preservation in the Spokane area. The first annual awards were given by the organization during a ceremony …


  • Preservation project planned at rural Spokane farmhouse

    When Pam Gray and her husband, Steven, bought a former Franciscan spirituality center southeast of Spokane, they thought that the property’s converted farmhouse would have to be demolished. They purchased …


  • French-influenced Rosebush House anchors Sunday tour of homes, buildings in Millwood

    Waldo Rosebush returned from World War I with a longing in his heart; according to family legend, he left the love of his life in France. In 1919, he took …


  • Jensen-Byrd plans on hold for at least a year

    Washington State University officials say they’ll wait a year or more before reconsidering the fate of the empty Jensen-Byrd building on the edge of downtown Spokane’s University District. What they …


  • Logan’s older homes get praise

    This Old House magazine has named Spokane’s Logan neighborhood one of the best old-house neighborhoods in the West. Located around Gonzaga University, with the Spokane River to the south, Ruby …


  • Council votes against chance to save Jensen-Byrd building

    The Spokane City Council might have had the chance to stop demolition of the historic Jensen-Byrd building for campus housing, but instead sidestepped a resolution calling for the building to …


  • Preservationists list top historic Spokane sites

    The Spokane Preservation Advocates this week released a list of top historic structures in the Spokane area in an effort to call attention to their significance.


  • Mount St. Michael’s plans celebration of its history

    Mount St. Michael’s, the former Jesuit scholasticate on the bluff overlooking Hillyard, is opening its doors this weekend for a special celebration. Members of the Mount St. Michael Parish are …


  • Bing Crosby’s boyhood home open as part of tour

    A big slice of Spokane history is going to be on display this weekend in a historic home tour at Gonzaga University and the adjacent neighborhood. A highlight will be …


  • Grants aim to preserve historic sites

    Two historic properties on the Spokane area have been awarded grants by the Spokane Preservation Advocates organization. Mount St. Michael, a former Jesuit scholastic on a prominent hill above North …


  • Volunteers needed for preservation project

    Members of the Spokane Preservation Advocates are going to help spruce up the Woman’s Club during their January “doing it” project on Saturday. Volunteers are needed for the work party …


  • Free workshop offers brick and mortar lessons Saturday

    Leaders in the Spokane Preservation Advocates organization have come up with a novel way to restore old buildings. They are going to do it one brick at a time by …


  • Rogers candidate for historic registers

    When John R. Rogers High School was built in the early 1930s, the school board ordered old desks to be refinished and all of the new building materials to be …


  • Community invited to join work party in restoring a classic

    The multiracial congregation of the Holy Temple Church of God in Christ is seeking the community’s help in maintaining its neoclassical landmark on the North Side. Church members will be …


  • Homes for the holidays

    The Phelps House, a Free Classic Queen Anne mansion in Spokane, was already restored when Joe Poire and Vicki Carter bought it a year ago. A previous owner had removed …


  • Preservation group seeks votes to win contest

    The Spokane Preservation Advocates organization is asking for help to win a national photo contest on preservation.


  • Group lends support to urban forest

    Spokane Preservation Advocates, an organization that has fought to save historic buildings over the years, is branching out this month to preserve mature street trees. Members are concerned that Spokane …


  • Preservation group advocating for old trees

    Spokane Preservation Advocates, an organization that has fought to save historic buildings over the years, is branching out this month to preserve mature street trees. Members are concerned that Spokane …


  • 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 …


  • Home tour captures history

    High school sweethearts Gregory and Alicia True moved away from Spokane when they were young to pursue careers and raise a family, but returned several years ago to fix up …


  • Survey targets historic Cannon Hill

    “Someone is outside photographing our house,” my husband announced over breakfast on a crisp October morning last fall. Following his gaze out the window of our Cannon Hill home, I …

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