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Stories tagged: Spokane Preservation Advocates


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 12:53 p.m.

Midcentury design architect Warren Heylman receives Spokane preservation award

Spokane Preservation Advocates presented prominent local architect Warren Heylman with a legacy award at its fifth annual historic preservation awards ceremony Sunday evening.


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., Sept. 28, 2018, 4:15 p.m.

This old love story: The Skinner House near Corbin Park anchors Sunday’s Historic Home Tour

When Tammy Arndt purchased the Harry and Ella Skinner House overlooking Corbin Park three decades ago to open a bed and breakfast, she became a steward of history. The Queen …


Spokane workshops spotlight historic barn, schoolhouse remodels

Spokane Preservation Advocates offer three adaptive reuse workshops in February.


Walls get closer look in Old House Workshop

Old House Workshop to study walls inside and out


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


Pub crawl supports history group

The Spokane Preservation Advocates organization is holding its third annual pub crawl and tour of historic buildings on Saturday



Revival

Owners of three homes on Overbluff Road are going to throw open their doors next Sunday for a fundraising tour put on by Spokane Preservation Advocates. Two of the three …


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 …


Preservation Advocates honors 10 for their efforts

The Spokane Preservation Advocates organization has recognized 10 people for contributions to historic preservation in the Spokane area. The first annual awards were given by the organization during a ceremony …


Preservation project planned at rural Spokane farmhouse

When Pam Gray and her husband, Steven, bought a former Franciscan spirituality center southeast of Spokane, they thought that the property’s converted farmhouse would have to be demolished. They purchased …


French-influenced Rosebush House anchors Sunday tour of homes, buildings in Millwood

Waldo Rosebush returned from World War I with a longing in his heart; according to family legend, he left the love of his life in France. In 1919, he took …


Jensen-Byrd plans on hold for at least a year

Washington State University officials say they’ll wait a year or more before reconsidering the fate of the empty Jensen-Byrd building on the edge of downtown Spokane’s University District. What they …


Logan’s older homes get praise

This Old House magazine has named Spokane’s Logan neighborhood one of the best old-house neighborhoods in the West. Located around Gonzaga University, with the Spokane River to the south, Ruby …


Council votes against chance to save Jensen-Byrd building

The Spokane City Council might have had the chance to stop demolition of the historic Jensen-Byrd building for campus housing, but instead sidestepped a resolution calling for the building to …


Preservationists list top historic Spokane sites

The Spokane Preservation Advocates this week released a list of top historic structures in the Spokane area in an effort to call attention to their significance.


Mount St. Michael’s plans celebration of its history

Mount St. Michael’s, the former Jesuit scholasticate on the bluff overlooking Hillyard, is opening its doors this weekend for a special celebration. Members of the Mount St. Michael Parish are …


Bing Crosby’s boyhood home open as part of tour

A big slice of Spokane history is going to be on display this weekend in a historic home tour at Gonzaga University and the adjacent neighborhood. A highlight will be …


Grants aim to preserve historic sites

Two historic properties on the Spokane area have been awarded grants by the Spokane Preservation Advocates organization. Mount St. Michael, a former Jesuit scholastic on a prominent hill above North …


Volunteers needed for preservation project

Members of the Spokane Preservation Advocates are going to help spruce up the Woman’s Club during their January “doing it” project on Saturday. Volunteers are needed for the work party …


Free workshop offers brick and mortar lessons Saturday

Leaders in the Spokane Preservation Advocates organization have come up with a novel way to restore old buildings. They are going to do it one brick at a time by …


Rogers candidate for historic registers

When John R. Rogers High School was built in the early 1930s, the school board ordered old desks to be refinished and all of the new building materials to be …


Community invited to join work party in restoring a classic

The multiracial congregation of the Holy Temple Church of God in Christ is seeking the community’s help in maintaining its neoclassical landmark on the North Side. Church members will be …


Homes for the holidays

The Phelps House, a Free Classic Queen Anne mansion in Spokane, was already restored when Joe Poire and Vicki Carter bought it a year ago. A previous owner had removed …


Preservation group seeks votes to win contest

The Spokane Preservation Advocates organization is asking for help to win a national photo contest on preservation.


Group lends support to urban forest

Spokane Preservation Advocates, an organization that has fought to save historic buildings over the years, is branching out this month to preserve mature street trees. Members are concerned that Spokane …


Preservation group advocating for old trees

Spokane Preservation Advocates, an organization that has fought to save historic buildings over the years, is branching out this month to preserve mature street trees. Members are concerned that Spokane …


City seeks to skirt law to raze buildings in roadway’s path

Historic preservation supporters are questioning the city’s circumvention of its own law aimed at protecting older buildings. Spokane engineers this week filed for a demolition permit to tear down two …


Home tour captures history

High school sweethearts Gregory and Alicia True moved away from Spokane when they were young to pursue careers and raise a family, but returned several years ago to fix up …