Historic Properties of Spokane
Built in 1927 on South Manito Boulevard on Spokane, Washington’s South Hill, the Leroy & Dena Zabel House is a fine example of the Craftsman style and bungalow house form. Defining Craftsman-style and bungalow-form features include the home’s groundhugging horizontal orientation, low-pitched roof, lower cross-gables, covered front porch, tapered wood porch pillars anchored to square brick porch piers, widely overhanging eaves with exposed rafters and purlins, narrow-width horizontal clapboard siding, and unembellished wide woodwork around windows and doors. The home’s interior is distinguished with an open floor plan, smooth gumwood woodwork, oak floors, and built-in bookcases, china cabinet, and linen closets—all tenets of the Craftsman style. The property is in excellent condition and retains a high degree of integrity in original location, design, materials, workmanship, and association.