Although it’s always preservation month around here, May has officially held the title since 1973.  This is a great time to showcase the social and economic benefits of historic preservation!  Last year, we decided to take Historic Preservation Month off due to staffing issues. But, this year we are back at it with our Historic Preservation Happy Hour, our Architectural Scavenger Hunt, and NEW this year – a historic preservation bike tour in Browne’s Addition.

Click on image below for the 2019 Architectural Scavenger Hunt submission page:


You can celebrate historic preservation in Spokane by participating in this year’s Architectural Scavenger Hunt!  The hunt takes place in the Downtown Spokane – the city’s vibrant historic core. Choose your prize from the following “historic experiences”:

  1. A private tour of the old Carr Electric Building (the Fisher Building) at 911 & 917 W. 1st Avenue
  2.  Two tickets to Spokane Preservation Advocates‘ Historic Home Tour
  3. A trip to the top of the Courthouse Tower and tour of the building
  4. A private behind-the-ropes tour of Historic Campbell House at 2316 W. First Avenue in Browne’s Addition.


Click on the picture above to learn more about this year’s Architectural Scavenger Hunt, see the entry form, and choose from the four wonderful prizes!



This year we’re celebrating in style!  We’ll be hosting a fun “Preservation Happy Hour” at the Iron Goat Brewing Company – formerly the Northwest Transport Truck Building – at 1302 W 2nd on Tuesday, May 21st from 5 to 7 pm. There will be a fun presentation on preservation success stories from the past year; Greg Brandt, partner at Iron Goat, will talk for a few minutes about the brewery and the adaptive reuse project; and students from EWU’s History Program will introduce us to Spokane Historical!  Mingle with fellow preservation-lovers in one of Spokane’s coolest historic buildings!  Space is limited so sign-up soon!

Please RSVP by Friday, May 17th to
(click the invite above to RSVP)

Once we receive your response, we can instruct you on how to pay by credit card.  Otherwise a check can be sent to: Historic Preservation Office, City Hall Third Floor, 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd, Spokane WA 99201.

The Spokane City/County Historic Preservation Office is participating in Bike to Work Week this year! Our Historic Preservation Specialist, Logan Camporeale, will lead a three mile historic preservation focused bicycle tour of Historic Browne’s Addition. As many of you know, Browne’s Addition is working to become a local historic district, so the tour will discuss that effort as well as the general history of the neighborhood. We will meet at 2:00pm at the north entrance to Coeur d’Alene Park and finish at The Elk where attendees are encouraged to continue the discussion over refreshments.

Please RSVP by Friday, May 17th to
(click the invite above to RSVP)





The City of Spokane will proclaim May as Historic Preservation Month on Monday, May 6th at 6:00pm.


The Spokane Board of County Commissioners will proclaim May as Historic Preservation Month on Tuesday, May 7th at 2:00pm.