Historic Properties of Spokane
The Alvin Jensen House is significant for its association with Alvin Jensen, owner and operator of the Jensen-Byrd Company for over 70 years. The Jensen-Byrd Company is the longest operating wholesale hardware business in the Spokane region and it is the Pacific Northwest’s largest hardware distributor. The house is also significant as the work of master architects, Harold Whitehouse and Ernest Price, who designed many of the region’s best known structures including the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Spokane. The Jensen House, built in 1941, is also a fine example of the Colonial Revival style of architecture.
The Jensen House is a contributing property in the Rockwood Historic District, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1997.