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Landmarks: Monument dedicated to early Spokane Valley settler Seth Woodard

Airway Heights woman gets wheels rolling to have monument built and dedicated to a Spokane Valley pioneer, her great-grandfather Seth Woodard.

Landmarks: Maggie Rail researched hundreds of cemeteries in Northwest, beyond; she died April 26 at age 84

Anyone who has spent much time trying to locate ancestors in any of the hundreds of cemeteries of Eastern Washington and North Idaho – and elsewhere – have likely utilized …

Landmarks: Monument dedicated to Rebecca Hurn, Spokane’s first female lawyer, state’s first female senator

A new monument was dedicated last week at Greenwood Memorial Terrace honoring a woman who was breaking glass ceilings early in the 1900s – back way before there even was …

Landmarks: A senior center with a long and very active history

The Sinto Senior Activity Center in Spokane’s West Central neighborhood is the oldest senior center in the city – having celebrated its 60th anniversary with a gala open house in …

Landmarks: Once upon a time, Queen Alfalfa wedded King Corn

A tale of King Corn and Queen Alfalfa who were married nearly 105 years ago.

Landmarks: West Central’s giant steel man is complete

Boris has his airplane.

Landmarks: Old red barn in Liberty Lake captured the hearts of the new owners

The big, red, Gothic-style barn on a hill near the Idaho border has attracted high school students to use it as a background for their senior class pictures, and it …

Landmarks: Color distinguishes historic barn in Reardan

The tall barn at 6209 N. Coulee Hite Road in Reardan is well-preserved for its years. But unlike many barns that are white or red, this one is green.

Landmarks: Historic bridge crosses over old town of Marshall, rail lines

The Marshall Creek Bridge on the Cheney-Spokane Road was built in 1949 ove several rail lines running through the canyon and Marshall Creek. It replaced an old timber bridge that …

Landmarks: From Spokane, he flew into history: North Central graduate served with Tuskegee Airmen

A Spokane native served with the famed Tuskegee Airmen, America’s first African American military pilots, during World War II.

UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 18, 2018

Then you saw them, now you don’t: Development foes lament loss of landmarks, open space

A group called Vanishing Boise has attempted to quantify what has been lost here in recent years, as new residents pour in, construction cranes soar over the skyline, and roads …

Landmarks: Uniform button remains of Spokane’s street car heyday

Many artifacts from a region’s history have some size to them – buildings, tombstones, monuments. Some, such as arrowheads, are small. And others are even smaller still and might appear …

Landmarks: Lend ‘The Big Man’ a hand – Plane replica sought for Boris Borzum statue

There is a 16-foot tall metal man in Spokane in need of a replica airplane.

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018

Landmarks: Bridge builder’s home being restored

When the James and Sarah Bayley House was first constructed in Ross Park Addition near the Spokane River on the near northeast side of the city, it was one of …

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 8, 2017

Landmarks: WWP pioneer investor and his wife owned West Central home built in 1885

An 1885 home near Pettet Drive is the original home of Spokane pioneer William Pettet. Believed to be one of the oldest houses in Spokane, it apparently was built using …

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 11, 2017

Landmarks: Restored gates dedicated at Spokane County Courthouse

Sometimes a chance meeting leads to a happy discovery and the eventual restoration of a thought-to-be-lost artifact, something that turns out to be a significant piece of Spokane’s history. That …

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 15, 2017

Landmarks: Tiny pier significant in mapping of region

Not far from the southeast corner of the Spokane County Courthouse sits a little pier made of white bricks, rather small as monuments go – but, as it turns out, …

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017

Landmarks: Deer Park barn converted to art studio has ‘its own story’

Just north of Deer Park stands the Swallow’s Nest Barn, the pride, joy and delight of owners Monte and Kathlene Moore.

Landmarks: Chamberlin House

As Craftsman-style bungalows go, the Ernest and Anna Chamberlin House in the West Central District of Spokane has two unique and distinctive features – one dominant and obvious and the …

Landmarks: 1920s auto shop is home to Iron Goat Brewing

When the Transport Truck Company of Mount Pleasant, Michigan, opened its Northwest Transport Truck Co. in Spokane in 1921, it did so in a newly constructed building designed with a …

Landmarks: Hillyard area’s Evergreen Cemetery offers 14 acres of restored grounds, historic grave sites

The 14-acre Evergreen Cemetery in Hillyard has been restored to a functioning state today. Platted in 1910 by the Hillyard Masonic Lodge, it was abandoned after a few owners. In …

UPDATED: Wed., June 7, 2017

Landmarks: West Plains homesteader’s barn still standing 117 years later

The Henry Allice Barn, built in 1900, is on the Washington State Heritage Register.

UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017

Landmarks: Cannon Hill 1926 Bungalow retains historic charm

The Elmer and Hester Hutsinpiller House at 3 W. 27th Ave. has the distinction of having been home to three generations of a single family. It also became the house …

Landmarks: Market-gardening pioneer built barn on Peone Prairie

Sometime between 1879, when William H. Stoneman began homesteading on Peone Prairie, and 1898, he built three barns on his property, one of which still stands today. The red broken-gable …

Landmarks: Remnants of historic flour mill now part of Camp Dart-Lo

When Lafayette Dart walked to Spokane Falls from Walla Walla in 1879, he met up with his brother Herb, who had preceded him, and the two went to work at …

UPDATED: Wed., April 12, 2017

Kirtland Cutter-designed cinerarium at Riverside Memorial Park may be eligible for National Register of Historic Places

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 …

Landmarks: Binkley House a reminder of unheralded Spokane pioneer

John W. Binkley could well be the least known of Spokane’s pioneers – surprising, considering all he accomplished in the region’s early days.

Home built in Cannon Hill neighborhood for judge in 1911

Set among a group of historic single-family homes built between 1907 and 1940 in the Cannon Hill Park neighborhood on Spokane’s South Hill is the Judge Henry and Alice Canfield …

Landmarks: Monolith once again visible at nearly forgotten Hillyard cemetery

A 7-foot-tall polished granite monolith standing out in the countryside would be an interesting thing to view, if only it could be seen through the thick expanse of trees and …

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 15, 2017

Landmarks: Pleasant Prairie barn a monument to farm life

The tall red barn out on Pleasant Prairie can easily be seen from a distance, not just because of its sharp contrast to the snow on the ground but also …