Historic Properties of Spokane
The Comstock House is an excellent example of the Tudor Revival style, demostrating defining features including a steeply pitched roof, three front-facing gables, tall narrow windows, and false half-timbering with stucco infill. Wide bridgeboards and decorative brackets articulate the eaves. A single-story porch projects from the center front of the house and features an open-gabled portico supported by paired square porch pillars anchored to black basalt porch piers. The portico’s gable is embellished with open trusswork. Prominent Spokane Architect Loren Rand designed the home for James and Elizabeth Comstock, civic benefactors, pioneer merchants, and founders of the Crescent Department Store, the Spokane Dry Goods Company, and the Spokane Realty Company.
The Comstock House is included as a contributing property in the Ninth Avenue Historic Distric which was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1994. The Comstock House, along with three other properties, were included in their own district, the Comstock-Shadle Historic District, which was listed on the Spokane Register of Historic Places in 2006.