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Spokane's system of one-way streets, and the odd intersection at Main Avenue and Monroe Street, can be tied to the arrival of the interstate after the 1960s.
In the early years of its history, the Monroe Street Bridge was surrounded by businesses that included breweries, flour mills and electricity generation.
Authorities determined the dead man was Bryan Syron, of Garfield, Washington, who had “escaped from the State Custodial School at Medical Lake” a few days earlier.
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.
It has been nearly a year and a half since North Monroe reopened after safety concerns drove a road diet on the street. Whether it has been a success varies based on whom you ask.
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.
In its third year, Hands Across the Falls drew a large crowd, despite the cold weather, to celebrate addiction recovery and to remember those who didn’t make it.
Spokane city officials have postponed the temporary closure of the Monroe Street Bridge and adjacent streets this weekend due to weather forecasts calling for cold temperatures and rain.
The concrete span connecting the west end of downtown with the north side has a storied history that began with a wooden structure in 1888. Cable cars, horse-drawn carriages and even elephants have contributed to the architectural marvel’s story.
The parents of a boy who died from rabies and the parents of a girl who fell 75 feet down an elevator shaft were each awarded $1,500 by juries in separate civil trials.
The Gilded Lily Florist will celebrate its grand re-opening today with refreshments and a lion dance performance by a local Vietnamese youth group.
Two lanes of Monroe Street in downtown Spokane will be closed for almost two months while Avista works on its 100-year-old electrical system below the street.
A couple years back, Katy Azar looked at the road construction in downtown Spokane – streets torn up, deadlines blown, costs overrun – and feared for the future of her well-known Greek restaurant. The city was moving toward a major renovation project on North Monroe Street, where her restaurant is located. She and other business owners there feared they couldn’t outlast an extended construction project.
Huntington Park in downtown Spokane will be closed Monday while a crane is assembled on site, according to Avista officials.
The woman was crossing Monroe Street at Sprague Avenue when a pickup truck made a left turn and hit her at about noon, police said. The truck initially stopped but then sped off southbound on Monroe, leaving the victim lying in the street.
Road crews working on the rebuild of North Monroe unearthed something last week that was both very familiar yet strangely alien to modern eyes.
1910 was a watershed year for Spokane.
The North Monroe Street Project has reached its halfway point, a milestone celebrated by city officials during a gathering at the Emerson-Garfield Farmers Market Friday.
Spokane firefighters tried for several hours Tuesday morning to recover the body of a woman who reportedly jumped from the Monroe Street Bridge. Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer said the call for a water rescue came in about 7:30 a.m., when witnesses said a woman in her mid-20s jumped from the bridge and briefly surfaced, apparently conscious.
Police closed the Monroe Street Bridge briefly Wednesday afternoon to negotiate with a reported suicidal male with a gun underneath the bridge’s south side.