Category Archives: Pleasing Structures

Places of Worship Series #1

Churches and synagogues have always been intriguing. Design of structure, purpose, age, current use….all of interest. This is St. Luke Lutheran Church in the middle of a major remodel.

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Spokane County Court House

This is probably one of my favorite subjects to photograph. There’s a long and interesting history regarding the structure and the 29 year old architect, J. W. Ritchie. The Court House was finally occupied in November, 1895. Today, the courthouse … Continue reading

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Riverfront Park Pavilion

Originally built as the U.S. Federal Pavilion for Expo ’74, the Pavilion was a gift to Spokane from the United States government. The Pavilion represents a major image for the city’s skyline.  Riverfront Park is humming with activity this holiday … Continue reading

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Coast Trading Company

These grain elevators are located at the intersection of Ruby & Division. Supposedly there are plans to make the site into an antique mall. It’s plain from the picture….they’ve been there a long, long time! Alone they probably qualify as … Continue reading

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Schade Tower in Spokane, WA

The Schade Brewery as it stands today was constructed in four phases: ca. 1902, 1903, 1907 and 1934-37. The old Schade Brewery provides a prominent physical reminder of past social, industrial, and architectural eras. It is a striking landmark, and … Continue reading

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Art in Riverfront Park

The art work in Riverfront Park is diverse and spectacular. Some are very modern in design, others very real like. The clock tower behind this modern piece lets the viewer make no mistake about location in Spokane.

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New Hotel Progress

Walt Worthy’s new downtown hotel is “on the rise”! What a wonderful addition this will be to our Convention Center and downtown.

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Bozarth Mansion

The Bozarth Mansion and Retreat Center was originally known as ” Waikiki”. The mansion, which was designed by famed architect Kirkland K. Cutter, was constructed at a cost of approximately $100,000 in 1911-1913.

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St. Aloysius on the Gonzaga Campus

While the 1911 Catholic Church serves primarily St. Aloysius Parish, it has been adopted by the Gonzaga Community as its church as well. In addition to daily services, St. Al’s serves as the site of Gonzaga’s Mass of the Holy … Continue reading

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Gonzaga University

The Gonzaga men’s basketball team is in the news! Another win today! Go Zags! The Gonzaga campus is beautiful. Ornate buildings, gorgeous church, living quarters, and a variety of learning centers. Landscapers were out today, maintaining the lovely grounds.

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