Historic Properties of Spokane
The Russell House is architecturally significant as a representative example of Tudor Revival style architecture and is historically significant for its association with Spokane banking, mining, and real estate entrepreneur Wakefield Perry Russell and his wife Lucy, for whom the home was built in 1900. The house served as the Russell family residence until Lucy’s death in 1951. Although the home’s architect remains unknown, Wakefield Russell’s financial and social position likely allowed him to hire a professional architect to design it. The Russell House has remained a single-family residence from the time it was built, unlike many large homes in Browne’s Addition.
The Russel House is a contributing property in the Browne’s Addition Historic District, listed on the National Register of Historic Places 7/30/1976.