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Historic Buildings in Spokane

Historic Buildings

Once a boom town fueled by gold mines and railroads, Spokane's lavish historic archictecture can still be found throughout the region. Today, many of these buildings host an array of visitor experiences including dining, wine tasting and overnight stays. Check out the listings below to learn more.

If you're a true history buff, you may want to delve deeper. For self guided tours, visit our friends at Spokane Historical and Spokane Heritage Walk. Their websites feature interactive maps with historical descriptions of each stop. Or for the social media inclined, visit our "Historic Spokane" Pinterest board.

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The Bing Theater

The Clemmer Theatre, as the Bing Theater was originally called, opened in 1915. That is also the year many film historians consider the beginning of the modern era of the motion picture. Reviewing the

Frank's Diner - North

Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox

Originally built as a 2300-seat movie theater, the renovated Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox seats approximately 1600, and serves as a much-needed mid-sized performance venue in the heart of the

Arbor Crest Wine Cellars

Perched 450 feet above the Spokane River, The Cliff House Estate was built in 1924 by Royal Newton Riblet.  An inventor and mechanical genius, Riblet not only developed patented devices such as a

Nectar Tasting Room

Nectar Tasting Room is shared by five Washington wineries in the heart of downtown Spokane providing over 50 wines in one location. Visitors can enjoy wine from Anelare Winery, Coyote Canyon Winery,

Frank's Diner

Roberts Mansion Inn & Events

Spokane’s very own E. J. Roberts Mansion is a lovingly restored treasure from the past quarter of a century. This twenty-three room Bed & Breakfast and Event Facility is open to the public for

Spokane Valley Heritage Museum

The Spokane Valley Heritage Museum was formed to collect, preserve and exhibit the history and culture of the Spokane Valley for the education and inspiration of the community. Located in an historic

The Liberty Building

The Liberty Building or Kemp and Hebert BuildingThe Liberty Building has been a downtown landmark since 1908 when it opened as Kemp & Hebert's, a large cash and carry department store. That retail

Stacks at Steam Plant

This central steam heat plant, built in 1916, provided heat for many of Spokane’s downtown buildings and remained operational until 1986. The Steam Plant was rehabilitated in 1999 and reopened

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