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UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 23, 2019, 9:19 p.m.

Browne’s Addition takes historic vote, elects to become historic district

Browne’s Addition voters have approved a historic designation for their neighborhood.


Commission says former YWCA adjacent to Spokane Falls is historic, approves demolition to make way for towers

Removal of the complex – a collection including what remains of a 127-year-old brewery and YWCA structures 1965 – was in doubt after a hold was placed on the demolition …


Architect Warren Heylman will be honored at Spokane Preservation Advocates’ Historic Preservation Awards

Spokane Preservation Advocates is honoring prominent architect Warren Heylman with a legacy award next week at its fifth annual historic preservation awards ceremony.


UPDATED: Fri., April 20, 2018, 6:48 p.m.

Two historic downtown buildings will soon make way for auto dealer parking

Two historic buildings eligible for protection are being demolished in downtown Spokane and will be replaced by a parking lot for a large auto dealer.


Browne’s Addition poised to seek historic property protection after Spokane City Council passes new laws

The Spokane City Council voted 6 to 1 Monday night to allow residents to band together to require extra review of any planned development replacing historically significant buildings. Residents of …


Spokane City Council sets vote on historic property preservation bill

The proposal would allow neighbors to band together to form local historic preservation districts. Any development within those districts would require extra scruting before demolition or building could occur. City …


With Terrain, Jensen-Byrd opens to the public next month. But the building’s future remains in limbo.

Spokane’s nonprofit arts organization Terrain is planning to hold its 10th annual exhibition in a place that has been used mostly for storage for more than a decade, the Jensen-Byrd …


UPDATED: Wed., June 14, 2017, 4:33 p.m.

Franklin Elementary School wins a spot on national historic register

Franklin Park Elementary School has been accepted to the National Register of Historic Places by the U.S. Interior Department


UPDATED: Mon., June 12, 2017, 6:59 p.m.

Wonder Bread bakery building goes on historic register

Wonder Bread bakery building goes on historic register


Spokane’s Corbin Park yields architectural clues for historic preservation game

The fine historic buildings that ring Corbin Park are loaded with architectural details that preservationists have turned into a fun game with prizes


Franklin Elementary up for historic listing as part of Spokane school bond improvements

Franklin Elementary School will undergo renovation and new construction starting in June. The effort involves historic preservation of the original 1909 building.


Walls get closer look in Old House Workshop

Old House Workshop to study walls inside and out


Old Cheney High being converted to student housing

A Seattle developer is turning old Cheney High School into student housing while retaining major parts of the historic building.


Preservation work on historic Campbell House moves inside

From draperies to wallcovering, the textiles inside the historic Campbell House are getting an expert analysis for long-term preservation.


South Hill residents lament loss of three old homes on West Ninth Avenue

Three vintage homes are slated for demolition on West Ninth Avenue right behind Huckleberry’s market.


Browne’s Addition looking for extra historic protections

Browne’s Addition residents want to protect the historic neighborhood from being overrun by redevelopment.


Manito Church, nominated for historic register, patterned after famous Italian basilica

The Manito United Methodist Church on South Grand Boulevard has an intriguing past


Rob Brewster is redeveloping the old McKinley School in East Central Spokane

Developer Rob Brewster returns to Spokane to take on the redevelopment of the 1902 McKinley School in East Spokane.


Six historic South Hill homes open for touring next Sunday

Spokane couple says that living in a historic home for 40 years makes preserving it a priority


Yellowstone park gets $250K grant to preservation project

Yellowstone National Park has been awarded a $250,000 grant to make repairs to historic stonework at one of 10 sites overlooking the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.


Love House captures Craftsman appeal

The Love House, a quintessential Craftsman bungalow on the South Hill, seems to rise from the earth.


Event on lower South Hill to teach English gardening

The Moore-Turner Heritage Gardens will be the site of a talk on English gardens and a tea service.


Historic scavenger hunt highlights preservation month

An architectural scavenger hunt tests your knowledge of historic building features in Spokane


Mother’s Day tour comes with a view

This year’s Mother’s Day tour includes two homes, but what a view


Hillyard Library preserved, converted to neighborhood bar and barber shop

The historic Hillyard Branch Library has been preserved and converted into a neighborhood sports bar with barber shop


Finch Elementary lands spot on historic register

Finch Elementary School was voted onto the Spokane Register of Historic Places on Monday by the City Council.


Inventory of county’s rock homes planned

Spokane County seeks to inventory all rock homes.


Manito Park and Boulevard are now listed on national historic register

Manito Park and Boulevard are now officially part of the National Register of Historic Places


Historic home linked to Shriners Hospital maintains its past – outside and in

Henry Pierce turned the crank on the old Victrola and moved the needle. The air of the cold living room filled with the 1926 jazz song “Baby Face, Foxtrot” by …


Old House workshop to reveal preservation techniques

The 2016 Old House Workshop at Hutton Elementary School on Tuesday, and Feb. 16 and 23 will focus on a series of restoration projects at small houses in the region.