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Gustav Pehrson worked for Kirtland Cutter’s firm, and likely is the architect responisible for downtown Spokane’s iconic Davenport Hotel.
John Allison, a partner in Eymann Allison Hunter Jones, P.S., said the firm, which purchased the iconic Spokane home in 2003, first put the refurbished home up for sale in July. But only last week did John L. Scott Realty list a price for the mansion at $2.1 million.
“We just basically followed the plans and put everything back the way it was,” said Carolyn Santantonio, owner the Knight House, on restoring the stately Craftsman in the West Central neighborhood. The home, built in 1910, is believed to be the second in town to feature an attached garage and was designed by famed Spokane architect Kirtland Cutter.
Work on the new Deaconess Hospital, on the south side of Fourth Avenue at Post Street, was beginning.
Lucy Ryder Meyer, the founder of the Deaconess movement – which led to the creation of Deaconess Hospital in Spokane and other organizations across the country – was in town and celebrated at a conference.
Patsy Clark’s mansion is one of the most recognizable homes in Spokane. It ranks high among the palatial homes built by Spokane’s early millionaires.
Within Riverside Memorial Park are several large and elegant mausoleums containing the remains of some noted individuals and families from the region’s early development, including Louis Davenport and the August Paulsen family. But also, not far from Riverside’s main entry, is a smaller, unassuming and easy-to-overlook structure – the cinerarium.
Achitect Kirtland Cutter talked about his early days as an artist, illustrator and sculptor in a newspaper profile.
The Spokane Daily Chronicle announced that work would soon begin on a building that would be the “finest in the West:” The Spokane Chronicle’s own building. “A steel frame fireproof building six stories high, massive but beautiful, planned strictly for newspaper business, is to rise this year at the northeast corner of Sprague and Monroe.”
The Manito United Methodist Church on South Grand Boulevard has an intriguing past
Clark’s impact in Spokane is probably most visible today in the Kirtland Cutter-designed Patsy Clark Mansion facing Coeur d’Alene Park that served as his family home until both he and his wife died. But in his lifetime, Clark became one of the most widely known mining pioneers in the country, opening or operating mines throughout the Northwest and British Columbia, including the famous Anaconda and Hecla mines.
The bison skull replicas on the Monroe Street Bridge were modeled after a real bison skull discovered in Alberta by a Spokane politician and attorney.
From our archives, 100 years ago Spokane’s attempt to hire its first woman police officer hit a second snag.
From our archives, 100 years ago In an event with lasting repercussions for all Spokane nature lovers, John A. Finch, 61, pioneer Spokane mining man and businessman, died suddenly at his summer home in Hayden Lake.
You can speculate until the crows fly home as to how a flat-broke, uneducated Irish bloke like Patsy Clark came to America and wound up owning gold mines and living in Spokane’s best-looking mansion. That said, John Richards believes one telling glimpse into the historic figure’s superhuman drive to succeed can be seen in something he did long before striking it rich.
Lynn Mandyke on Tuesday gingerly leafed through two boxes of aging documents, black-and-white photographs and personal effects, some more than 130 years old. They tell the history of Judge George W. Turner, a former U.S. senator from Spokane, and his wife, Bertha, renowned as a society hostess and plant lover.
A historic Spokane mansion, and one of the city’s largest homes, has sold for $2.8 million.
When Jon Neill isn't practicing law, he moonlights as a tour guide through one of Spokane's most treasured architectural gems. "When you work here you almost have to be a steward of Spokane history," the attorney says of his firm's offices in the historic Patsy Clark mansion built in 1897 by renowned area architect Kirtland Cutter for the mining magnate and his wife, Mary.