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Hutton Settlement

Hutton Settlement
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Ugliness has been synonymous with orphanages in America; this stereotype has rarely been challenged as well as in the graceful design of the Hutton Settlement. The indomitable spirit of two orphans, May Arkwright Hutton and her husband, Levi Hutton, culminated in the Hutton Settlement, a children's home with grace and beauty to feed children's spirits, accompanied by a homelike atmosphere. The dream was fulfilled by the Whitehouse and Price design of the complex of buildings in Jacobethan Revival Styles, presenting the air of a country estate. Innovative in concept, the application was unique in techniques as well, exemplified by the development of the first underground power cables and telephone lines in the Spokane region.

National Historic Register Nomination (PDF)