The streetcars of Spokane began in an era when there weren't many ways to get around. The citizens of Spokane could walk, or they could take their own carriage to their destination. Elite businessmen of this time (end of the 19th Century) had a…

The Avenida Apartments are private residences, please observe their privacy by observing the building from the sidewalk. The Avenida Apartment House is located at 2009 W Pacific and were built in 1909. The Avenida Apartments were commissioned by…

The Lowenberg-Roberts House is a private residence, please observe this home from the sidewalk. The Lowenberg-Roberts House, located at 1923 W First Ave., was built for Bernard Loewenberg in 1889 and was designed by architect W.J. Carpenter. The…

Sitting roughly 500 feet above Hangman Creek, Overlook Park is a great place to relax and enjoy the view of hangman valley. Overlook Park was conceived as part of the Browne's Addition Neighborhood Re-vitalization in the 1980s and 1990s as a way to…

The Finch mansion is a private residence. Please observe the residences privacy by remaining on the sidewalk as you examine this historic home. The Finch mansion was designed and built by renowned architect Kirtland Cutter in1898. The home was…

The Elk Drug Store in Spokane has changed many times over its 90 year history. Initially the Elk Drug Store opened by a partnership of Stone & Sutherland in Spokane on 415 Riverside Avenue between 1900-1902. Thanks to the MAC Archives prescription…

The James Clark Mansion is a private residence. Please observe the residents privacy by observing this historic property from the sidewalk. The James Clark mansion is located at 2308 W 3rd Avenue and was built in 1896 and designed by Albert Held.…

The Reid House is a private residence, please respect the residents' privacy by remaining on the sidewalk as you examine this historic home. What is known today as the Reid house was built in 1900, designed by Albert Held for Charles L. Hoffman.…

As Spokane grew in the late 19th Century there were some needs of the community that were not being filled. The Episcopal Diocese of Spokane believed that one of these needs was an all girls school to teach the areas young women. The newly…

Amasa B. Campbell was born in Salem, Ohio on April 6, 1845. Mr. Campbell went to school until he was 15 years old when he began working at the wool and trade commission. By 1867 Mr. Campbell took a job with the Union Pacific Railroad in Omaha until…

These beloved sculptures are the work of Tom Otterness. To make the museum more inviting, the Northwest museums of Arts and Culture (or the MAC) installed the sculpture series, The Return of the Four-Leggeds. These sculptures are an exhibition,…

Patrick "Patsy" Clark was an Irish immigrant who came to the United States in 1850.  Clark quickly left New York for the promise of mining opportunities in California.  Clark was wildly successful in his mining overseeing operations and worked in…

This stop is brought to you by the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture. The Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture is the premier museum of the Inland North West. The organization began as the Spokane Historical Society in 1916. In 1918 the…

Leydford B. Whitten (commonly refered to as L.B. Whitten) moved from Virginia to Spokane County in 1880 after having initially moved west to The Dalles, Oregon. L.B. Whitten was a curious man who was trained as a master carpenter before leaving…

In the early 1900s life was changing. As cities grew, real estate close to the city centers was becoming sparse and expensive. Public transpiration options in many cities, such as Spokane, was not readily available which made living outside of the…

The hotel located on the 1100 block of W. 1st Avenue has changed hands many times from when it was built in 1911. In 1911 the Single Residence Occupancy hotel, or SRO, was named the Willard Hotel. In 1921 the building changed hands and became the…

Judge John Blinkley built the Montvale Block in 1899. The Montvale Block was as a Single Resident Occupancy hotel, which meant that much like a hotel each tenant had their own room as a measure of privacy. The Single Resident Occupancy or SRO…

The Knickerbocker is a luxury apartment complex. It was built in 1911 with mine owners and other wealthy businessmen in mind. Graham E. Dennis, who built the building, lived in one of the apartments until he sold the Knickerbocker in 1924 to Malcolm…

Prominent architect Albert Held designed the Amman Apartment building. Albert Held was raised in Minnesota, where he attended the University of Minnesota's Architecture program. Albert Held initially pursued a career after graduation, and moved to…

In 1909 the Minnesota hardware company, Marshall Wells, hired the Minnesota native and Spokane resident Albert Held to design their Spokane warehouse. This building was designed as a warehouse at a time in which all goods were traveled by rail to a…

Spokane was a town of working men--and a town of breweries when the Schade Brewery was built in 1903. Bernhardt Schade, who owned the building, was brew master at the locally-owned and operated New York Brewing Company. The brewery was designed by…