Historic Properties of Spokane

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Cambern Dutch Shop Windmill

Cambern Dutch Shop Windmill
Lorien Herbs & Natural Foods
1102 S. Perry Street See Map
1929
Charles R. Wood
East Central
None
03/16/1989
N/A

The Cambren Dutch Shop Windmill is a small commercial structure designed to evoke the form and character of a Dutch windmill. The shop is sited at a prominent intersection in a residential neighborhood on the south side of Spokane. Although residential in scale, the unusual form of the buildings is a striking architectural novelty in a neighborhood otherwise characterized by bungalows and cottages. The windmill is a frame structure composed of a one story, hipped roof, rectangular shop, and an octagonal tower to which is attached the four blades of the windmill. The windmill shop was a reflection of the expansion of the wholesale bakery and dairy established in Spokane in 1924 by the Cambern brothers.

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