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Armstrong House

Armstrong House
Major James Melville Armstrong House
1022 W. 9th Avenue See Map
Albert Held
Cliff / Cannon

Located within the National Register Ninth Avenue Historic District, the majestic Armstrong House serves as a welcoming gateway to the area, and stands on the street for which the district is named. With its massive, prominent portico rising the full two-and-one-half stories of the house and supported by marble-white Ionic columns, the Armstrong House at 1022 West Ninth Avenue represents one of the best-preserved and finest examples of Neoclassical style architecture rarely found in Spokane. Built in 1910 for Lida B. and Major James Melville Armstrong, a Civil War veteran who lost his leg in the battle of Atlanta and an early Spokane entrepreneur, the house glistens a classic pristine-white against its red roof, red brick foundation, and the deep green trees and shrubs that envelope it. The 6000-square foot house sits squarely on three, large, tree-lined lots, and boasts a circular drive, a porte-cochere, and a 1910 outbuilding that once served as a carriage house.

The Armstrong House is a contributing property in the Ninth Avenue Historic District, which was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on 7/21/1994.

Management Agreement

Nomination (PDF)