Since 1989, Spokane unions and workers have observed Workers' Memorial Day to remember those who have died on the job or as a result of work-related illness. The Workers' Memorial here at Mission Park was dedicated on April 25, 1993. Held each year…

The Spokane Public Bath House was part of the Spokane Parks' master plan, a result of the vision of the Olmstead brothers of the famous family of landscape architects responsible for New York's Central Park. The Olmstead's advocated for parks with…

The Balkan Hotel was built in 1909 as a Single-Room Occupancy (SRO) hotel. SROs were lodging houses that provided basic rooms for laborers that often were single males. The hotel was built at a time when Spokane's population grew 6000% fueled by…

The Woodward Building is one of the oldest commercial buildings in Spokane. It was built in 1890 and was one of the first buildings built after the Great Fire. In August 1889, a fire destroyed all the buildings on this block in addition to 29…