Historic Properties of Spokane
The Alger-Bristol Hotel is a typical example of the property type “single room occupancy hotel.” The three-story building is a rectangular box constructed of eighteen-inch-thick unreinforced brick masonry walls. It has a flat roof of built-up tar, a metal-capped brick parapet wall, and a basalt rock foundation. Symmetrically balanced exterior fenestration patterns located above street-level, a central light well, interior room configurations, and a separate door that opens to upper-story hotel rooms from the street embody features of the property type and convey the building’s original use as an SRO. The building retains good integrity in original location, design, materials, workmanship, and association as an example of the property type “single room occupancy hotel.”
The Alger-Bristol Hotel is a contributing property in the East Downtown Historic District, which was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on 8/29/2003.