Historic Properties of Spokane
Canfield House (Judge Henry and Alice)
The Judge & Alice Canfield House is a fine representation of the Craftsman Style expressed in the American Arts & Crafts tradition. The property reflects Craftsman-style details such as a side-gable roof, a full-width front porch covered by an extension of the principal roof and supported by massive porch piers and pillars, false half-timbering with stucco infill in the gable peaks, and use of natural organic building materials found in wood, stucco, brick, and indigenous black basalt rock. Gus Bostrom, an accomplished builder, built the house for Superior Court Judge Henry Ward Canfield and his wife Alice, who owned the property for more than 25 years until 1937. Historically and architecturally significant, the Judge Henry and Alice Canfield House is an example of the prescribed subdivision covenants written expressly to ensure successful and architecturally compatible residential development in the Cannon Hill Park Addition.