Historic Properties of Spokane
The Hutsinpiller House and Garage are significant for their fine, artistic representation of the Craftsman style and bungalow house form and are remarkably intact and meticulously preserved. With horizontal emphasis produced by a low-pitched roof, clipped jerkinhead gable peaks, widely overhanging eaves, tapered porch pillars, raked brick cladding with deeply incised shadowed grout lines, the property has a ground-hugging, low-slung form — all tenets of the Craftsman style and the bungalow house form. The home’s interior lends further architectural significance to the property with smooth, well-preserved, superior quality woodwork made of gumwood, a rare specialty hardwood. The home was custom-built for United States Railway Mail Service clerk, J. Elmer Hutsinpiller, and his wife, Hester M. Hutsinpiller. Three generations of the Hutsinpiller family owned the property for more than 70 consecutive years — a strong testament to the well-designed, well-built Hutsinpiller House and the longstanding popularity of the surrounding residential Cannon Hill-Manito Park neighborhood.