About Local Historic Districts

Spokane’s historic districts are “areas in which historic buildings and their settings are protected by public review, and encompass buildings deemed significant to the city’s cultural fabric.  A property included in a historic district, valued for its historical associations or architectural quality, is worth protecting because it is a virtue to the special and unique personality of the city.” (National Trust for Historic Preservation)

Eligibility requirements and the application process are the same as that for individual properties listed on the Spokane Register.  However, a local historic district requires approval by a majority of the property owners.

Spokane’s Local Historic Districts:

Browne’s Addition Local Historic District 

Proposed Cannon Streetcar Suburb Local Historic District