Historic Properties of Spokane

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Garland Theater

Garland Theater
The Garland
924 W. Garland Avenue See Map
1945
Funk, Molander & Johnson/ Roy Blair
North Hill
None
12/24/2013
05/04/2015

Built in 1945, the single-screen, Streamline Moderne style Garland Theater is representative of the entertainment and recreational needs of post-WWII Spokane.  The brick facade, punctuated with decorative turquoise terra cotta tiles representing flowers, and an eye-catching forty-eight foot tower marquee makes the Garland one of the most recognizable landmarks of the Garland Business District.  The interior, while having been renovated more than the exterior, still retains a majority of historical decorative elements.  Today, the Garland Theater has stood the test of time and shows the mastery of several designs motifs by the noted architectural firm of Funk, Molander & Johnson.

 

Management Agreement

National Register Nomination

Nomination (PDF)