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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.
A public memorial is planned for John Reed, the longtime doorman at the Historic Davenport Hotel who died last month at age 88.
John Reed, the dapper doorman who greeted generations of visitors to the historic Davenport Hotel during an astonishing 75-year career, has died at age 88.
Northwest BachFest Artistic Director and cellist Zuill Bailey will be joined by Robin Scott of the Ying String Quartet.
Pacific Northwest Cremation to open South Hill location Pacific Northwest Cremation is to open its third location Thursday.
The $50 prix fixe menu is available through May 20 to complement the MAC’s Titanic: The Artifact Exhibit.
The Davenport Hotel introduced a startling innovation: A crew of “girl elevator operators.” They were, said the paper, “the first full crew of girl elevator operators in the employ of a hotel anywhere in the United States.”
Historic Christmas window display figures from the old Crescent store have been uncovered and given new life at select locations in downtown Spokane this Yule season.
7 Questions and a Recipe with Ian Wingate
Spokane was excited about the prospect of being one of the Northwest stops on a major new theatrical circuit being organized by A.L. Erlanger, “the Little Napoleon of the theater world.” Erlanger was setting up a circuit to include Portland, Seattle and Spokane, “which will correspond to that of Philadelphia, Boston, Chicago and New York in the east.”
Lt. ieutenant George Roeder of the American Ambulance Field Service thrilled and horrified a crowd in a Davenport Hotel ballroom with his war films and lecture. “It was not picture book war he showed, either, but all the mud and plodding bravery; all the courage and bravado of it,” wrote society reporter Hannah Hinsdale.
Select recipes from Edward F. Mathieu’s vintage cookbook “The Life of A Chef”
7 Questions and a Recipe with Adam Swedberg, 38, executive banquet chef, Davenport Hotel Collection
The largest barbershop in town – the Davenport Hotel barbershop – refused to raise its prices in accord with the other barbershops in town. The rest of them, under pressure from a union, had agreed to raise prices and shorten hours.
(This article was written in July 2002.) Nobody can take away a dream and nobody did.
Last week a group called Friends of the Davenport disbanded. Thirty-one years have come and gone since the group was created. Years marked by cutthroat business competition, some of most divisive political battles the city of Spokane has ever experienced, and, in the end, a triumph – a victory not just for a much-loved building, but also for the spirit of a community, a city of people who each considered the Davenport Hotel to be theirs. More on the Davenport Hotel, including historic and new photos, can be found in The Spokesman-Review’s
(This article first appeared on June 27, 1985.) This column is not for the “greats.”
World War I was lead to multiple menu changes at the Davenport Hotel’s restaurant.
Spokane’s young men were rushing off to war. Yet Spokane’s younger boys wanted to contribute, as well – in dozens of patriotic drum corps.