Historic Properties of Spokane
Built by George Baker for Francis J. Engel in 1918, the Moldenhauer House is architecturally significant as a fine example of an Arts and Crafts style bungalow. The home is especially significant, however, for its association with musicologist, Hans Moldenhauer. Moldenhauer fled Nazi Germany for New York with his Jewish wife Margot Kuhn. He moved to Spokane after a visit in 1939 and, after serving as a ski troop instructor at Camp Hale in Colorado, became the first student to attend Whitworth College under the GI Bill. Having divorced, he married Rosaleen Jackman, a former student and Red Cross nurse at Camp Hale. Together they founded the Spokane Conservatory of Music in their home at 808 S. Lincoln, where they amassed a world-renowned collection of musical documents.