Historic Properties of Spokane
Built between 1902 and 1903, the Blake-Ahlquist House, commonly known as the Woolcott House, is a well-preserved Craftsman/Shingle style home that sits high above the Spokane River on Summit Boulevard. The house was built for Jacob M. Blake, son of the very prominent Judge Richard B. Blake, and retains excellent interior and exterior integrity. Craftsman style features depicted on the Blake-Ahlquist House include wood shingle cladding, exposed rafter ends, decorative notched-end fascia boards, and decorative triangular knee brackets. A second story was added to the house in 1917, though the designer remains unknown.