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Stories tagged: Louis Davenport


Then and Now: The Davenport Hotel

Twenty-year-old Llewelllyn “Louis” Marks Davenport arrived in Spokane in March of 1889 and helped manage his uncle’s restaurant. When most of the town burned down later that year, Davenport opened …


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100 years ago in Spokane: With men sent to fight World War I, Davenport Hotel hires first ‘girl elevator operators’ in the U.S.

The Davenport Hotel introduced a startling innovation: A crew of “girl elevator operators.” They were, said the paper, “the first full crew of girl elevator operators in the employ of …


100 years ago in Spokane: Local leaders back Woodrow’s Wilson’s call to war

The Spokesman-Review found unanimous support among Spokane’s prominent figures for President Woodrow Wilson’s request for a declaration of war against Germany. “Party lines were practically obliterated,” said the paper.


Then and Now: New Year’s Eve in Spokane

New Year’s Eve in Spokane was a little more festive after the Davenport Hotel opened in September 1914. It was the culmination of many years of planning by restaurateur Louis …


Writing your own obituary may sound morbid

Paula Davis was 55 when she and her husband closed their auto-body repair business. Davis looked for a job. Employers told her she was dead in the water – no …