Historic Properties of Spokane
The Sarsfield Farmhouse is a product of the American Arts and Crafts aesthetic and is an excellent example of the Craftsman style of architecture. The home was built for Patrick and Kate Sarsfield, Irish immigrants who established one of the area’s first dairies on the acreage surrounding the house in White Bluff Prairie. Their business was incorporated as the Marigold Dairy but it was locally known as the Sarsfield Dairy. The house was designed by noted Spokane architect, Isaac J. Galbraith, and built in 1905 by Medical Lake pioneer and skilled stone mason Peter Lefevre. It is one of the oldest and best-preserved homes in unincorporated Spokane County and conveys early twentieth century building techniques evidenced in the use of basalt "liver rock" applied in the blind mortar method as a ten to twelve inch thick rock veneer.