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Russell House

Russell House
Wakefield Perry Russell House
2231 W. 1st Avenue See Map
Albert Held & Arthur Permain
Brownes Addition

The Russell House is architecturally significant as a representative example of Tudor Revival style architecture and is historically significant for its association with Spokane banking, mining, and real estate entrepreneur Wakefield Perry Russell and his wife Lucy, for whom the home was built in 1900. The house served as the Russell family residence until Lucy’s death in 1951 (Wakefield died in 1938). In 2023, staff discovered that the Russell House was designed by the architectural partnership of Albert Held and Arthur Permain. The home was built by contractor F M Powell. The home has always remained a single-family house, never being broken up into apartment units. 

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


Management Agreement

Nomination (PDF)