Historic Properties of Spokane

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Montvale Block

Montvale Block
Montvale Hotel
1001 W. 1st Avenue See Map
1899
Unknown
Riverside
04/13/1998
10/13/1997

Built in 1899 for business and civic leader, John W. Binkley, the Montvale Block is historically and architecturally significant as one of the oldest and best-preserved examples of a Single Room Occupancy Hotel.  SROs were a type of working class housing popular in the decades around the turn of the twentieth century when Spokane experienced a tremendous building and population boom.  Located on the southwest corner of First Avenue and South Monroe, the three-story Montvale Block is the cornerstone of a row of SRO hotels that line First Avenue for two blocks.

The Montvale Block was listed on the National Reister on its own merit in 1998 and as a contributing property in the West Downtown Historic Transportation Corridor in 1999.

 

Management Agreement

National Register Nomination

Nomination (PDF)