The early Spokane region lacked qualified medical doctors. In frontier towns, anyone could nail a diploma on the wall and begin treating patients. Townspeople saw having a skilled doctor as important as a saloon or newspaper for the growth of their…

Cigar smoking, whisky drinking, mining tycoon John A. Currie built one of Spokane’s most distinctive homes in 1889. Currie, a real estate and mining tycoon, built his three-story home for an estimated $7000. Located near the Gentleman’s Riding…

Dr. Alexander F. MacLeod, a pioneering medical doctor of the Inland Northwest, built this home in 1902. After completing medical school, MacLeod immigrated from Nova Scotia to Spangle, WA in 1880. He practiced medicine in Colfax and owned a…

Abandoned but not forgotten, St. Ignatius Hospital provided healthcare to the Palouse region from 1893-1964. In 1892 Rev. Jachern, a Roman Catholic priest, recognized the need for improved healthcare in this area. He traveled to Portland, OR and…