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Robey, who died on May 12 at age 81, was a prolific volunteer for more than four decades, helping lead numerous community groups while working as the business manager for a local architecture firm. Friends and colleagues describe her as a tenacious advocate for the arts and historic preservation, a talented consensus builder who never sought the spotlight.
Davenport Hotels is reopening four of its properties June 11, according to a company news release.
Hundreds of people gathered at the Davenport Hotel on Tuesday night for what was billed as an “Epic Celebration of George Nethercutt.”
Kim’s works include the nearly 6,000-piece ceiling mosaic in the Peacock Room Lounge at the Historic Davenport Hotel, which draws the attention of any visitor who stops in for a drink.
Gustav Pehrson worked for Kirtland Cutter’s firm, and likely is the architect responisible for downtown Spokane’s iconic Davenport Hotel.
Spokane Rotary Club members were incensed when a disheveled man who looked like a Wobbly “radical” broke into their meeting at the Davenport Hotel’s Hall of Doges.
The Spokane Daily Chronicle was excited about the visit to Spokane of Theodore Roosevelt Jr., the son of the late president. However, the populace in general did not seem quite so excited.
During the Depression, nine business leaders sent out invitations to start a new club where businessmen could network and do public service, not unlike today’s Rotary or Kiwanis. The meetings would take place at breakfast, so it would be called The Early Birds Breakfast Club. For more than 35 years, the club played an important civic and social role in Spokane.
Twenty-year-old Llewelllyn “Louis” Marks Davenport arrived in Spokane in March of 1889 and helped manage his uncle’s restaurant. When most of the town burned down later that year, Davenport opened his own restaurant in a series of locations before building a two-story brick restaurant at the corner of Sprague Avenue and Post Street in 1900.
Palm Court Grill inside the Davenport is offering a five-course dinner, hotel and ticket package through June 23 in celebration of artist Dale Chihuly’s glass exhibit at Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, which also runs through June 23.
The Davenport Easter brunch is a tradition not just for families, but staff as well, as both came together amid the opulent offerings, including chocolate and Champagne.
A group of 23 civic leaders met at the Davenport Hotel and vowed to form “a great army of ideas pitted against the spirit of unrest, disloyalty, revolution and bolshevism.”
Reservations are recommended.
Spokane gave a delirious welcome to hundreds of returning soldiers at the Great Northern Depot.
Vladislav and Svetlana Khashchuk won the Tree No. 1 package with $4,500 cash at Christmas Tree Elegance, just a month after launching a GoFundMe to help pay for diabetes treatments for two of their four children. Two sons have Type 1 diabetes, including their youngest child recently diagnosed, and the parents hope to pay for new stem cell treatments after learning about some positive results.
The family of Marlene Kay “Marti” Hollenback, who died suddenly last spring, have developed a Christmas package full of the late philanthropist and community volunteer’s favorite things. The tree, sponsored by Dishman Dodge, is just one of 18 displays that are being raffled to benefit the Spokane Symphony.
Washington Gov. Ernest Lister and Idaho Gov. Moses Alexander were in Spokane and spoke at community church services to mark the end of World War I.
The trees for Christmas Tree Elegance are being set up at the Davenport Hotel and River Park Square. The fundraiser for the Spokane Symphony Associates sells raffle tickets that attendees drop into boxes beside their favorite trees and drawings will be held for the winners of each tree. Each tree display has gifts, accessories, gift certificates or cash totalling approximatelty $5000 or more.
Every hospital in Spokane was crowded to capacity with Spanish influenza cases, and authorities were seeking a large building with room for several hundred beds as a temporary flu hospital.
At-capacity hotels in downtown Spokane are seeing last-minute cancellations for this weekend’s Hoopfest, leaving the door open for some late bookings.