Historic Properties of Spokane
Built in 1909, the Larsen-Lindholm House is a landmark example of architectural designs and elements which were popularized during the late 19th and early 20th-century American Arts & Crafts movement. The house was built in the Cliff Park neighborhood on Spokane’s South Hill on speculation by Spokane jewelry store owner and real estate developer Mark L. Pershall for $8,000, a sum which more than exceeded the $2,500 minimum construction cost mandated in neighborhood deed restrictions. The house was described in a Spokesman-Review newspaper article as “one of the select residences in the city” with 11 rooms that were “finished artistically inside and out.” The newspaper article further exclaimed that the house was “possessed of naturally beautiful surroundings” and was “one of the most naturally beautiful of all residences” in the Cliff Park neighborhood. One year after it was built, Bertha & Lewis P. Larsen, a brilliant mining engineer and founder of the town of Metaline Falls, purchased the property for $10,500. Immediately overcome by burgeoning business interests and mining obligations in Metaline Falls, the Larsens sold the home to Maurice & Bertha Lindholm in 1911. Maurice Lindholm was a successful investment securities broker and commercial photographer, and owned the property for more than 35 years.