Historic Properties of Spokane

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Dwight House

Dwight House
Mary E. Dwight House
1905 W. Pacific Avenue See Map
Herman Preusse
Brownes Addition

Built in 1886-1887, the Dwight House is one of the earliest homes remaining in the Browne’s Addition National Historic District. Prominent Spokane architect Herman Preusse design the home is a high style example of Queen Anne design of the Victorian period.  Mary P. Willis and Daniel H. Dwight, a real estate investor who owned proerty throughout Spokane, lived in the house until selling it to their daughter, Mary E. Dwight, who was born in the house on August 12, 1895.  Mary was an accomplished and well-educated artist, poet and author who contributed to the arts in Spokane throughout her 91 year life.  The home remains a single-family residence, despite a short stint as a restaurant, and is one of the most intact homes in Browne’s Addition,

The Dwight House is also a contributing property in the Browne’s Addition Historic District, which was listed on the National Register of Historic Places 7/30/1976.

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