Historic Properties of Spokane
Rising from a basalt, brick, and concrete basement, the Bodie Block/1889 Building is a three-story brick building and is the oldest remaining building from the post Great Spokane Fire era. The building exemplifies the exuberant rebirth of the city after its disastrous fire. Constructed in less than five months, the building represents the beginnings of the new business district of Spokane, the foundation of today’s downtown. The Bodie Block is a vernacular building with references to Romanesque Revival, prominent semi-circular arches in the end and west facades, and richly detailed in brick and stone-face granite trim. Although the upper floors have been converted to offices, the commercial building was originally a single room occupancy hotel with commercial space on the ground floor and residential/commerical space on the second and third floors.