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525 W. Spokane Falls Boulevard

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Converted from a variety theater into a hotel in 1909 by self-made mining man “Dutch Jake” Goetz and his partner Harry Bauer, this is one of the oldest and best known structures in Spokane. At the gala opening of the hotel, more than 20,000 people passed through its doors, stopping to admire the huge mural on the bar wall that depicted the burro making its famous kick that legend says uncovered the wealth of the Coeur d’Alene mining region.