Historic Properties of Spokane
On January 23, 1905, James M. Comstock purchased Lots 10 and 11 on Block 69 in the Second Railroad Addition on West Ninth Avenue for $2,000. Founder of the Spokane Dry Goods Company, Spokane Dry Goods Realty Company, and the Crescent Department Store, Comstock was also father to Josie Comstock Shadle. Josie’s husband, Eugene Shadle, was a business partner of Comstock’s and was appointed president and general manager of the Crescent Department Store in Spokane, one of the most successful and longest-running department stores in Spokane history.
The Shadle-Veasey House is included as a contributing property in the Ninth Avenue Historic Distric which was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1994. The Shadle-Veasey House, along with three other properties, were included in their own district, the Comstock-Shadle Historic District, which was listed on the Spokane Register of Historic Places in 2006.