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Then and Now: Upper Falls Power Plant

David Lynde Huntington, born in 1870, arrived in Spokane to take an engineering job with W.W.P. in 1894. Within two years, he was managing the day-to-day operations as well as …


Then and Now: Camp Caro

Now part of the Dishman Hills Natural Area, Camp Caro has a long history of serving Girl Scouts, church members and youth groups.


Then and Now: The Fuller Building

The Spokane Elks Club was established in 1892 with 45 charter members. In the heady days of Spokane’s boom era, the local club grew to be one of the larger …


Then and Now: Naborhood Dutch Shops

The Cambern brothers, raised on a farm in the Colbert area, were ambitious and industrious. Three of the six brothers – Robert, Cecil and Clifford – bought a small bakery …


Then and Now: Travelodge on Havermale Island

Havermale Island in downtown Spokane had been a mostly industrial area since white settlers arrived in the 1870s. Mills, laundries, warehouses and factories lined the sole street, Havermale Avenue, convenient …


Then and Now: Kress Building

Samuel Henry Kress, born in Pennsylvania in 1863, joined the retail business revolution of the late 1800s and built a chain of discount stores that grew to 264 establishments.


Then & Now: Havermale Island

Rev. Samuel Havermale was a Methodist preacher, adventurer and businessman. He was born in Maryland in 1824 and educated in Ohio and Illinois. He married Elizabeth Goldthrop in 1849, and …


Then and Now: Spokane’s telephone companies

Just a few years after Alexander Graham Bell demonstrated his new invention, Charles B. Hopkins installed the first telephones in the Inland Northwest. In 1884, he bought an old Army …


Historic substation to be demolished on West Plains

The historic brick Jamieson substation building is going to be demolished by Spokane International Airport to make room for growth at the airport


EWU prof turns students into diehard local historians

On a cold gray Tuesday afternoon in Cheney, Larry Cebula tells his students to grab their jackets. The Eastern Washington University history professor pulls a long, wool overcoat over his …


MAC, SPA revieve Old House Workshop

After a 10-year absence, the Old House Workshop is being revived by the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture and the Spokane Preservation Advocates. The three-night series starts March 11 …


Megan Duvall is new historic preservation officer for Spokane

The city of Spokane and Spokane County have hired Megan Duvall as the new historic preservation officer. Duvall comes to Spokane from the Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic …


German choir sings 100 years of Inland Northwest history

The Concordia Choir, the “heart” of Spokane’s German-American Society, will celebrate 100 years of existence tonight with German food, beer, dancing and singing – lots of singing. The event – …


Monument honors doctor who was community pioneer

It’s hard to imagine that just over a century ago women were still barred from many professions they commonly hold today. In 1887, Dr. Mary Latham had moved to Spokane …