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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
Dec. 25, 2017, 6 a.m.
Anthony McCue Cannon built his block from the ashes of the Great Fire of 1889. Over the years, the “marble bank” building played host to several different firms before being demolished to make way for the expansion of the Crescent department store in 1953.

News >  Spokane
Dec. 18, 2017, midnight
In 1972, as Spokane was preparing for Expo ’74, retail shopping in the downtown area was undergoing big changes.

News >  Spokane
Dec. 11, 2017, midnight
Originally built in 1974, the Pavilion is facing a redesign, although the final design still being debated.

News >  Spokane
Dec. 4, 2017, midnight
Until Expo ’74, the University District was a maze of railroad tracks and warehouses. Today it is being transformed into a combination of modern college campus, scientific business incubator and urban living community.

News >  Spokane
Nov. 27, 2017, midnight
It’s hard to believe that the wood-framed 1887 Perry building survived Spokane’s great fire because the raging inferno started just a couple hundred feet away at Lincoln Street and Railroad Avenue on Sunday, August 4, 1889.

News >  Spokane
Nov. 20, 2017, midnight
Leland James, a Portland, Oregon, truck driver, built a trucking empire. He started by buying Portland-Spokane Auto Freight and a handful of other firms in 1929. He called his new company Consolidated Freight Lines. Around 1935, Consolidated built a new office and warehouse at 126 S. Sheridan St. in Spokane.

News >  Spokane
Nov. 13, 2017, midnight
Starting around 1940, Sprouse Reitz variety stores began popping up around Spokane. For housewives, there were household and craft supplies. For kids, there was candy and small toys.

News >  Spokane
Nov. 6, 2017, midnight
Spokane’s Felts Field is one of the oldest municipal, federally recognized airports. The historic airport also played a key role in the development of scheduled passenger service across the country.

News >  Spokane
Oct. 23, 2017, midnight
One of the grandest homes in the Rockwood National Register Historic District was erected for pioneer attorney Edward J. Cannon and his wife, Helen, in 1911. The brick home in the Colonial Revival style is part of Spokane’s most exclusive and historic neighborhoods.

News >  Spokane
Oct. 16, 2017, midnight
Townships were a way for rural areas to have a local government of their own, outside of cities and outside of county government. In Washington, only Spokane and Whatcom counties allowed townships to form a local government and levy property taxes to support it. The state approved townships in 1908.

News >  Spokane
Oct. 9, 2017, midnight
The southwest corner of Riverside Avenue and Howard Street has been the epicenter of the Spokane banking business for more than 120 years.

News >  Spokane
Oct. 2, 2017, midnight
The Looff Carrousel in Riverfront Park has its origins in the craftsmanship of Charles Looff, a German woodworker who emigrated to the United States in 1870.

News >  Spokane
Sept. 25, 2017, midnight
Spokane was always a wheat town, anchored by its flouring mills, which supplied several large bakeries. One of the larger bakers was Silver Loaf Baking Company, which had a production plant on the north rim of the Spokane River gorge for almost 40 years.

News >  Spokane
Sept. 18, 2017, 5 a.m.
One of the city’s biggest roadblocks for Expo ’74 was the tangle of steel rails that snaked across Havermale Island and along the shore of the river.

News >  Spokane
Sept. 4, 2017, midnight
Spokane’s Playfair Race Course, started in 1901 when the land was also the county fairgrounds, was a modest operation compared to glamorous venues in California, Kentucky and New York.

News >  Spokane
Aug. 28, 2017, midnight
The Spokane Humane Society is celebrating 120 years of caring for animals. Businessman W.S. McCrea, and others, helped start the SHS in 1897.

News >  Spokane
Aug. 21, 2017, midnight
The European Renaissance-style garden in Manito Park that draws hundreds of thousands of visitors each summer was planted around Memorial Day of this year with tens of thousands of begonias, marigolds, dahlias, snapdragons, petunias, geraniums and others to create the profusion, color and elegant symmetry of a royal garden. It is now a feast for the eyes. It’s worth a visit for those who haven’t been recently.

News >  Spokane
Aug. 14, 2017, midnight
If you were an early settler of the American west, having clean clothes to wear everyday was a luxury. Some of the first businesses in Spokane Falls in the 1880s and 1890s were laundries, which drew clean water from the river and stoked fires to boil or steam the dirt out of clothes.

News >  Spokane
Aug. 6, 2017, 9:34 p.m.
Spokane’s water superintendent, Rolla A. Jones, was in Coeur d’Alene doing repairs on a steamboat he owned when Spokane’s great fire of 1889 broke out.

News >  Spokane
July 31, 2017, midnight
In 1968, Glen Yake, who was Spokane’s city engineer from the 1950s to the 1980s, said: “Water is Spokane’s greatest asset.” He said that major urban areas that had seen rationing had enough water to pump but had inadequate storage reservoirs during low-water periods.

News >  Spokane
July 24, 2017, midnight
In the early 1960s, business and city leaders believed that Spokane needed something to bring it out of its funk. The economy was stagnant. Railroads were still shipping, but passenger service had declined. The downtown seemed dingy and industrial. Culturally, Spokane seemed stuck in the past.

News >  Spokane
July 17, 2017, midnight
Fueled by a lucky stake in a productive silver mine, Levi “Al” Hutton and May Arkwright built the Hutton building in 1906.

News >  Spokane
July 10, 2017, midnight
Catholics in Spokane formed the Catholic Social Betterment League in 1912, bringing together people from eight parishes to tackle social needs. They wanted to feed the hungry, clothe the naked and help the elderly and sick.

News >  Spokane
July 3, 2017, 6 a.m.
Before the 1960s, Stevens Street only went up the South Hill to Seventh Avenue, blocked by the cliff above and the expansive estate of Daniel Corbin, which was purchased by the city park board in 1945. But as early as the 1930s, city officials had been researching another way up the hill to relieve congestion on Grand Boulevard.

News >  Spokane
June 26, 2017, midnight
Spokane was booming in the 1890s, the population was growing rapidly and clubs, lodges and fraternal organizations were bursting at the seams. The Spokane Amateur Athletic Club organized in 1891 with the boast that their facilities would offer not only the best billiards and bowling, but also gym facilities for fitness.