City-County of Spokane Historic Preservation Office
Historic Preservation Officer
Since 1973, the month of May has also been known as “National Preservation Month.” This is a great time to showcase the social and economic benefits of historic preservation in and around Spokane and Spokane County. The Historic Preservation Office for the City/County of Spokane has some wonderful events planned to celebrate Preservation Month in our region.
- Win a totally unique “historic experience” in Spokane! Complete our Architectural Scavenger Hunt and put your historic knowledge to the test. This year’s hunt takes place in the Corbin Park Historic District. When you complete the online submission form, you’ll be entered to win one of several “historic experience” prizes which include: a guided tour of the historic Spokane County Courthouse – complete with a trip to the top of the iconic “Courthouse tower”; a private tour of the Nuzum House, a Kirtland Cutter designed house which was home to one of Spokane’s most prominent attorneys for decades; two tickets to Spokane Preservation Advocate’s Historic Home Tour in the fall; or a private tour of the six-story Dill House overlooking Spokane – check out our website for additional information.
- Celebrate Spokane’s rich architectural heritage at the Preservation Happy Hour event! The event will be held at the Washington Cracker Company Building at 304 W Pacific on May 25th from 5:00 to 7:00. There’ll be a fun program on preservation success stories from the past year as well as a presentation of Centennial Certificates to property owners of buildings that have passed the 100 year mark. Mingle with fellow preservation-lovers in one of Spokane’s recently rehabilitated historic buildings! The $20 price tag includes appetizers and a drink ticket, too! Space is limited, so sign up soon! Full information here.
- Show your support for preservation in Spokane and attend a city or county council meeting and hear our local Proclamation for National Preservation Month!