Historic Properties of Spokane
The Corbet-Aspray House is one of Spokane’s finest renditions of architectural eclecticism. Master craftsman Kirtland Cutter designed the house for noted Spokane mortgage banker James Corbet and his wife Ruth, and was later home to Melvin and Grace Aspray. A prominent medical practitioner, Dr. Melvin Aspray was one of the first in the first Spokane’s to specialize in radiology; he subsequently assisted in establishing the radiology department at Sacred Heart Medical Center. Grace Aspray was widely recognized for her service to the community as a civic benefactor and philanthropic leader. The Corbet-Aspray House demonstrates turn-of-the-century community development in Hill Park Addition along once-prestigious West Seventh Avenue and is one the few homes to survive the onslaught of commercial encroachment and demolition of the Hill Park neighborhood in the past fifty years.