Historic Properties of Spokane
Built in 1910 and 1916 respectively, the Frederick & Minnie Tebben House and garage are fine examples of the Arts & Crafts tradition and most particularly, the Craftsman style, revealing methods of early twentieth-century building practices and construction materials. The woodwork and many built-ins and made of the finest quality quarter-sawn oak which, over time, have burnished to a rich dark amber color. The house and garage are products of residential urban growth in Spokane during the early 1900s and of real estate developer Harl J. Cook’s planned development in the Marycliff-Cliff Park District on Spokane’s South Hill. The Tebben House and garage were built for Frederick & Minnie Tebben, owners and proprietors of the Tebben Lambdin Company and insurance agents for the Standard Fire Insurance Company in the Hyde Block in downtown Spokane.