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UPDATED: Mon., May 6, 2019, 6:24 a.m.

Then and Now: Ridpath Motor Inn

A motor inn catering to America’s generation of car travelers opened in 1963 on the site of what used to be the historic Spokane Hotel. The Ridpath Motor Inn had …


Then and Now: Granite and Paulsen buildings

A tale of two neighbors: The Granite Block was the result of a massive rebuild after the Great Fire of 1889; the Paulsen Building had roots in the sudden wealth …


Then and Now: Blalock Building

John B. Blalock, born 1856 in Sevier County, Tennessee, was one of Spokane Falls’ early settlers, arriving in 1879, after stops in Oregon and Walla Walla.


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 …


Then and Now photos: The fire of 1889

It was a long, hot summer in 1889. Forest fires raged around the region, and Seattle had a catastrophic fire earlier that summer. But the bustling boom town of Spokane …