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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

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,

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

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

Frank's Diner - North

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

Riverfront Park

The Clock TowerThe clock tower is all that remains of the Great Northern Train Station which was demolished in the early 1970s in preparation for Expo ‘74. The train depot itself was completed in 1902

The Old Spaghetti Factory

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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