Historic Properties of Spokane
Cambern Dutch Shop Windmill
The Cambren Dutch Shop Windmill is a small commercial structure designed to evoke the form and character of a Dutch windmill. The shop is sited at a prominent intersection in a residential neighborhood on the south side of Spokane. Although residential in scale, the unusual form of the buildings is a striking architectural novelty in a neighborhood otherwise characterized by bungalows and cottages. The windmill is a frame structure composed of a one story, hipped roof, rectangular shop, and an octagonal tower to which is attached the four blades of the windmill. The windmill shop was a reflection of the expansion of the wholesale bakery and dairy established in Spokane in 1924 by the Cambern brothers.