The Spokane City/County Historic Preservation Office and the Spokane Historic Landmarks Commission are local government programs that share responsibility for the stewardship of historic and architecturally significant properties within the City of Spokane and unincorporated areas of Spokane County. This website provides information about Spokane’s historic properties and districts as well as assistance with these important preservation tools:
- The Spokane Register of Historic Places
- Design Review for designated historic buildings
- Local financial incentives for historic property rehabilitation
- Certified Local Government programs
Historic Barn Workshop
The Washington Trust for Historic Preservation and the Spokane City/County Historic Preservation Office will be hosting a free workshop on Thursday, September 10, 2015 from 8:00am to 9:30am in the Spokane City Council Chambers at City Hall for barn owners wishing to learn more about the Heritage Barn Preservation Initiative.
You can learn about available grants for restoration, how to list your barn on the statewide list of historically significant barns, and more! Click the picture to learn more about the event!
The First German / Arthur Street / St. Matthew’s Baptist Church Inventory
Have you always been curious about the church on the corner of Arthur and Hartson and wondered what its story might be? Wonder no more! The Historic Preservation Office for the City/County of Spokane recently completed an intensive level inventory of the church.
Who built it and when? How many different congregations used it? Does it play a part in the Civil Rights Movement in Spokane? Find out these answers and more by clicking on the picture!
Whoa! We have a new map of all the historic properties in Spokane County up and running! You can see the link on the right hand side of the page or click the question mark to get started. You’ll be able to read about the history and architecture of each property and see it in its proper geographic context. Ever wonder how many historic homes are near you? Go ahead and get clicking to find out!
New Heritage Barn Website
Want to learn more about those gigantic and gorgeous barns you keep seeing when driving through Spokane County? Do you think your family’s barn deserves recognition? Check out the new Spokane County Heritage Barn Register website to learn all about our agricultural past and how to list a barn! Click on the picture below to get started!
September 23, 2015 (Special Date)