Historic Properties of Spokane
Inland Casket Company Factory
Built in two parts in 1913 and 1927, the Inland Casket Company Factory Building is historically significant as one of the longest-operating and the only surviving casket factory building in Spokane. Designed as a three-story brick masonry industrial block with symmetrical fenestration patters, the factory is a good example of vernacular commercial architecture. The Inland Casket Company was founded by Emil A. Skone and his two business partners, John Powers and Peter Sether, and manufactured hundreds of thousands of caskets for 65 years from 1913 to 1978 in Spokane. The company designed, built and finished ready-made and custom-designed caskets for funeral homes and cemeteries in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana.