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In an Oct. 23 Facebook Live virtual event, AIA’s Spokane chapter honored five architecture firms for projects designed over a two-year period across four categories: built architecture over $5 million, built architecture under $5 million, renovation architecture and unbuilt designs.
A five-year effort to make the Cliff/Cannon Neighborhood a locally registered historic district is picking up speed ahead of a planned workshop at Wednesday’s meeting of the Spokane Plan Commission, where the public can offer comments.
NAC Architecture has merged with an Ohio-based healthcare analytics, planning and design firm, the company announced Monday.
Glow Children Early Learning Center will be the newest tenant in the building on the northeast corner of Post Street and Riverside Avenue in downtown Spokane.
The sturdy, two-story building on the North Monroe corridor has been home to a plumber, an antique shop and a public radio station in its more than 110 years of existence.
Opened in October 1891, the 10-story, 146-foot tower at the corner of Riverside Avenue and Monroe Street nearly put the publishers of the Review out of business, financially. William H. Cowles, the 24-year-old son of an executive at the Chicago Tribune, proposed a merger with his Spokesman newspaper.
Built in 1912, Old City Hall was actually the second permanent home for city offices after a building in Riverfront Park was sold to the railroads for $352,000. When it opened, Mayor W.J. Hindley promised that the structure at the corner of Spokane Falls Boulevard and Wall Street would be a temporary home for city offices until a more grand structure could be built. City operations remained headquartered there for another 70 years.
The National Register has recently added two Spokane homes onto its list of historic places.
Forty-six years ago – with just 72 days before the World’s Fair officially kicked off in Spokane – Tim Welsh climbed to the top of the incomplete U.S. Pavilion, popped the collar of his thick flannel jacket against the February chill and smiled for the camera. “All those cables you see, I measured every one of them. I did most of the surveying and layout of the project,” said Welsh, who was project engineer on the U.S. Pavilion for Expo ’74.
The four-story, 57,000-square-foot building at 1301 W. Third Ave. will replace the existing structure, a former diner and Thai food restaurant has been vacant for a year and a half.
Little Sumthin’ owner Austin Estrada filed an application with the city in October to convert a former photography studio at 301 W. Second Ave. into a 600-square-foot bar.
Orcutt Brewery will be built on a vacant lot across the street from the car wash facility constructed in 2016 on a full city block at Gardner Avenue and Ash Street.
Gustav Pehrson worked for Kirtland Cutter’s firm, and likely is the architect responisible for downtown Spokane’s iconic Davenport Hotel.
Oregon-born Bascomb H. Bennett originally owned a hotel on the site at Howard and Main, but it was burned in the great fire of 1889. Today, the Bennett Block is home to a mix of retail and office space and is still owned by the descendants of brewer John G. F. Hieber, who purchased the block in 1909.
Second Harvest is expanding into an adjacent building, according to city permit data. The building next to its current food distribution warehouse at 402 N. Perry St. is undergoing a $400,000 renovation, turning the 24,000-square-foot building into a warehouse focused on feeding hungry children.
The building next to its current food distribution warehouse at 402 N. Perry St. is undergoing a $400,000 renovation, turning the 24,000-square-foot building into a warehouse focused on feeding hungry children.
The health food chain that sells organic food and produce will take the space formerly occupied by the Hastings Entertainment store, 2512 E. 29th Ave., near the intersection of 29th Avenue and Southeast Boulevard.
What is sometimes a useful tool for jumpstarting change can quickly begin to undermine the very people it presumes to help.
The Spokane Housing Authority is embarking on a $1.2 million renovation of a building it purchased last year on Nora Avenue, according to permits issued by the city.
The Gamer’s Haven, a tabletop gaming store, is relocating to Spokane’s West Central neighborhood and opening a bar and restaurant, according to permits issued by the city.