Historic Properties of Spokane
Designed by Fred Westcott and built by John E. Anderson, this Tudor Revival style house was reported to have cost in excess of $20,000 when erected in 1930. The house was built for James Leonard Cooper, a pioneer Spokane financier, founder of J.L Cooper and Company mortgage firm, and president of Spokane Savings Bank. Louis Wasmer, founder of Spokane’s KHQ radio station, lived in the house from 1933-1949. The house is historically significant for its association with Cooper and Wasmer and architecturally significant as an example of the work of master architect Fred Westcott’s interpretation of the Tudor Revival style.
The Cooper House is a contributing property in the Rockwood Historic District, which was listed on the National Register of Historic Places 4/14/1997.