Historic Properties of Spokane
Architect Joseph T. Levesque designed this Craftsman style bungalow for himself in 1912. He described it as a "unique residence fashioned after the Japanese style." The Japanese influence certainly sets the home apart from other Craftsman style bungalows in Spokane. Paul Duchscherer, in The Bungalow: America’s Arts and Crafts Home, characterized the Levesque-Majer House as "a splendid architectural anomaly in a city with a significant architectural range" and a "textbook example of Craftsman-style homes inspired by Gustav Stickley and the Greene Brothers" of Pasadena, California.