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Loewenberg-Roberts House

Loewenberg-Roberts House
Loewenberg-Roberts House
1923 W. 1st Avenue See Map
William J. Carpenter
Brownes Addition

The Loewenberg-Roberts house is one of Spokane’s premiere examples of Queen Anne architecture and features granite window trim, decorative spindle work in the gables and a prominent turret.  The 24-room mansion was designed in 1889 for pioneer businessman, Bernard Loewenberg, a Prussian immigrant and owner of the Loewenberg Mercantile (the building later to be known as the Coeur d’Alene Hotel).  Following the stock market crash of 1893, Loewenberg went bankrupt and was forced to trade houses with E.J. Roberts in 1898 (the much more modest house at 2027 W First).  Edward Roberts was the chief engineer of the D.C. Corbin Railway Systems and founder of the Union Iron Works along with D.C. Corbin.  The house remained in the Roberts family until 1959.  

The Loewenberg-Roberts House is a contributing property in the Browne’s Addition Historic District, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976 and the Spokane Register as an historic district in 2019.


Management Agreement

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