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Holy Names Academy

Holy Names Academy
Academy Apartments
1216 N. Superior Street See Map
Patrick Donohoe (1891), Preusse & Zittel (1903)

The Holy Names Academy Building is significant in the educational history of Spokane and the Inland Northwest.  Chartered in 1891 as a private secondary academy and expanded in 1907, the Academy became one of the state’s first private normal schools.  The school offered both a high school curriculum and a teacher training course for young women from throughout the Inland Northwest for many decades. The building, an eclectic collection of nineteenth-century revivalistic architectural styles, is an important example of Victorian institutional architecture and reflects the designs of Spokane architects Patrick Donohoe and the well-known firm of Preusse and Zittel.


Management Agreement

National Register Nomination

Nomination (PDF)