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Jesse Tinsley joined The Spokesman-Review in 1989. He currently is a photojournalist in the Photo Department covering daily news and shoots drone photography.

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News >  Spokane
July 9, 2018, midnight
Spokane Buddhist Temple started 1945 with a rented apartment and a group of six dedicated Buddhists.

News >  Spokane
July 2, 2018, midnight
Since James Glover rode up to the Spokane Falls in 1873 and made a deal to buy out the two squatters on the land around the falls, there has been an informal competition to build bigger, taller, and more impressive structures than had existed before.

News >  Spokane
June 25, 2018, midnight
Agnes McDonald (1865-1961) was one of Spokane’s most colorful characters. She was only 35 when her husband, a wealthy mining investor, died, leaving her with two sons to raise. His investments left her comfortably well off.

News >  Spokane
June 18, 2018, midnight
1910 was a watershed year for Spokane.

News >  Spokane
June 11, 2018, midnight
In the bustling post-war era, Spokane produced a cadre of elite young architects who challenged and pushed each other with every project. That competition produced many notable features in the city, including the 1959 Washington Water Power building.

News >  Spokane
June 4, 2018, midnight
Bob Strahorn planned the downtown Spokane Union Station, opened in 1914, to compete with the Great Northern depot, built in 1902.

News >  Spokane
May 28, 2018, midnight
Around 1899, a VOA chapter started in Spokane, organizing their charitable activities where they could find space. The group offered religious services along with food and shelter.

News >  Spokane
May 21, 2018, midnight
James M. Comstock, born in 1838 in Wisconsin, arrived in Spokane in time to witness the great fire of 1889 and start Spokane Dry Goods with Robert Paterson. It became the Crescent, Spokane’s premier department store for a century. He also worked in real estate and owned other businesses. He served a term as Spokane mayor, starting in 1899. James Comstock died in 1918.

News >  Spokane
May 14, 2018, midnight
Brothers Albert P. and William M. Wolverton, ages 25 and 31, arrived in the frontier town of Spokane Falls in 1880 and paid $350 for a lot on the northeast corner of Riverside Avenue and Wall Street. There they completed the two-story, later three-story, Wolverton block, which holds the distinction as the first brick building in Spokane, in 1881. They started a hardware store together.

News >  Spokane
May 7, 2018, midnight
The first Monroe Street bridge, built by Spokane Cable Railway and partners, cost $42,000 and opened in 1889. Two other iterations followed, the last being the concrete bridge we see today, with four small pavilions designed by Kirtland Cutter.

News >  Spokane
April 30, 2018, midnight
Anthony McCue Cannon, born in 1837 in Illinois, was a restless young man in search of business ideas. He made and lost fortunes in Kansas City, Los Angeles, and Portland, where he had married and divorced.

News >  Spokane
April 23, 2018, midnight
In the chilly morning of Dec. 18, 1915, the steel-framed 1892 Division Street Bridge collapsed into the icy water.

News >  Spokane
April 16, 2018, midnight
Mission revival was based on the Franciscan missions built throughout California in the late 18th and early 19th centuries and was all the rage from the 1890s to 1915.

News >  Spokane
April 9, 2018, midnight
In 1943, the military began building dozens of barracks-style four-unit buildings, stretching from the Garden Springs neighborhood eastward to Hangman Creek. The development was called Victory Heights.

News >  Spokane
March 26, 2018, midnight
Built in 1910, the Brownstone Apartments was an elegant, three-story building. At that time, Spokane was booming and workers needed housing. Third Avenue, still on the outskirts of downtown, was lined with apartments and single-family homes.

News >  Spokane
March 19, 2018, midnight
Nick Mamer, born in 1898, learned to fly at 18 in San Diego and served in France in the U.S. Army Air Service during WWI. He shot down three enemy aircraft and survived his own fiery crash. The French awarded him the Croix de Guerre.

News >  Spokane
March 12, 2018, midnight
A partnership between “Dutch” Jake and Harry Baer led to the construction of a legendary hotel in the early 1900s.

News >  Spokane
March 5, 2018, midnight
Oliver C. Jensen, Danish by birth, founded a hardware store in Sprague, Washington in 1883. A decade later, he partnered with Charles King to become Jensen-King Hardware.

News >  Spokane
Feb. 26, 2018, midnight
Ernest James “Jim” Brown, born around 1891 in Tennessee, arrived in Spokane in the mid-1920s as the chauffeur for H.D. Lee, the businessman responsible for Lee overalls. By the early 1930s, he had switched gears from restauranteur to club owner, and was running the hottest jazz joint in town.

News >  Spokane
Feb. 19, 2018, midnight
In the late 1890s, Spokane’s three hospitals – Deaconess, Sacred Heart and St. Luke’s – had a shortage of trained nurses.

News >  Spokane
Feb. 5, 2018, midnight
In 1897, some years after the establishment of Sacred Heart and Deaconess hospitals, a new medical center called Spokane Protestant Sanitarium was established.

News >  Spokane
Jan. 29, 2018, midnight
The Washington Market, built in 1911, was a clothing store before turning over groceries around 1914. Typical of the era, space was leased to a mix of independent dealers selling meat, produce, dairy and other specialities, such as tea and coffee, or candy.

News >  Spokane
Jan. 15, 2018, midnight
Even after our region’s first settlers built towns and cities, some would still head to wilder areas to practice “woodcraft”, as camping used to be called.

News >  Spokane
Jan. 8, 2018, midnight
Businessman F. Lewis Clark was born in 1861 in Bangor, Maine. He was educated at Harvard and moved to Spokane in 1884. Over the next 30 years, he made a fortune in flour milling, land development, railroads and mining.

News >  Spokane
Jan. 1, 2018, midnight
There was an era in Spokane when women dressed fashionably to shop downtown. Suits, dresses, hats and smartly tailored coats, often trimmed in fur, were important accessories.