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Montvale Block

Montvale Block
Montvale Hotel
1001 W. 1st Avenue See Map

Built in 1899 for business and civic leader, John W. Binkley, the Montvale Block is historically and architecturally significant as one of the oldest and best-preserved examples of a Single Room Occupancy Hotel.  SROs were a type of working class housing popular in the decades around the turn of the twentieth century when Spokane experienced a tremendous building and population boom.  Located on the southwest corner of First Avenue and South Monroe, the three-story Montvale Block is the cornerstone of a row of SRO hotels that line First Avenue for two blocks.

The Montvale Block was listed on the National Reister on its own merit in 1998 and as a contributing property in the West Downtown Historic Transportation Corridor in 1999.


Management Agreement

National Register Nomination

Nomination (PDF)