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Desmet Avenue Warehouse Historic District

Desmet Avenue Warehouse Historic District

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places on 5/27/1997.

The Desmet Avenue Warehouse Historic District is located slightly north of the Spokane River and the commercial downtown of Spokane. The district is composed of six commercial buildings with a long tenure of warehousing and manufacturing associations. Choice of this locale for such buildings was based on the availability of land and proximity of nearby railroad transport. Construction of a majority of these structures occurred between 1904 and 1915, and roughly coincided with the most productive period of building activity in Spokane. While singly configured as one or multi-storied buildings, this ensemble of warehouses represents one of the larger and most cohesive groupings of such structures remaining on the north side of the Spokane River.

Contributing Properties
1 E Desmet Ave
105 E Desmet Ave
111 E Desmet Ave
27 E Desmet Ave
7 E Desmet Ave
1107 N Pearl St

National Historic Register Nomination (PDF)

District Map (PDF)