Historic Properties of Spokane
Designed by Albert H. Funk, the Moen House was built in 1938 as a single-family residence for Edward W. Moen, president of Moen-Leick Industries. The house illustrates the defining characteristics of the Art Moderne style: a molded concrete composition of stacked angular boxes with cut out corners, contrasted by streamlined rounded walls with wrapped steel sash in horizontal arrangement. Smooth white concrete walls in a single story step back asymmetrically in crisp rectangular blocks and streamlined curves segment the horizontal massing of the first floor. The Moen House is an imposing, stylish and rare contribution to the Rockwood neighborhood and, indeed, Spokane itself.
The Moen House is a contributing property in the Rockwood Historic District, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1997.