The 2015 Architectural Scavenger Hunt!


Put your knowledge of Spokane architecture to the test with our Scavenger Hunt!  Get all (or most – we’re pretty friendly around here) of them correct and you’ll be entered into a drawing for the Experience Prize of your choice!  Read more about each prize below.  There are 13 total architectural details and buildings for you to identify – 10 are found along the Downtown walking route and three are found in the County at large.  The walking route is approximately 2.8 miles long and winds its way through Downtown Spokane.  That should take about an hour to walk but you don’t need to do the entire route in one go.

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The rules are simple!  Scroll down to the form and enter your name, email and select what prize you’re interested in.  Once you’ve figured out what the building is and you’re ready to submit your entry, enter the name (preferably) or address of the building in the box below the picture.  The form will disappear after it’s been submitted successfully.  And that’s it!

Click on the giant map to see the walking route in Google maps.  However, if you’d prefer to print out a map click on “Download Map.”  If you’d like to print off the pictures, as well, just click “Download Pictures.”

You have until May 31st to complete the hunt!  One entry per person, please, but each prize is good for you and a guest!  Happy Hunting!



What experience are you interested in?…

The Paulsen Penthouse Tour – Built in 1928, the Paulsen Building is one of the most prominent features of the Spokane skyline.  Due to its use of the latest technology, it was the tallest building in Spokane when constructed.   The Art Deco style with Spanish and Moorish exterior finishes, made this building a stylish contribution to Spokane.  Its stepped crown rises to a set-back penthouse that members of the Paulsen family have occupied since the building was erected.  Find out what the interior of the penthouse actually looks like and enjoy incredible views from the top of this iconic Spokane building!



A Private Tour of the Campbell House –  The Campbell House, designed by distinguished Spokane architects, Kirtland Cutter and Karl Marlmgren, was built in 1898 for Amasa B. Campbell (a mining magnate) and his family. The house has been lovingly restored to the grandeur of times past.  During this tour you’ll learn about the Campbell household and the changes in business, community life and technology that faced Spokane in 1910.  The tour also includes special behind-the-velvet-rope marvels!  To learn more about the Campbell House click here!



Admission to the Spokane Valley Heritage Museum -Housed in the historic and architecturally unique, Opportunity Township Hall, the Spokane Valley Heritage Museum tells the story of the settlement of the Valley. Serving as a repository for regional history and a center of pride and identity, the museum has collected and catalogued over 150 years of artifacts, memories and everything else you can name!  To learn more about this great local museum click here!




A Private Tour of the Spokane County Courthouse – Built in 1894 and acting as one of the finest examples of French Renaissance architecture in the West, the County Courthouse dominates the Spokane skyline.  Architect Willis Ritchie’s design was chosen through a design competition in 1893 and the Courthouse has been the seat of Spokane County government since 1895.  But don’t let us tell you about it!  You’ll learn all about the building on your private tour which includes a trip to the top of tower! Even we don’t know what’s up there!