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San Marco Apartments

San Marco Apartments
San Marco Apartments
1229 W. Riverside Avenue See Map
Albert Held/Fred Phair

The San Marco's builder and owner George C. Beck intended it to be "one of the most elegant, expensive buildings" in Spokane, "with flats to lease to the upper crust." To that end he contracted Albert Held, one of Spokane’s premier architects, to design the building, and hired Fred Phair, a leading local builder trained at the Cooper Institute in New York, to build it in 1904. The building is architecturally significant for its association with Held and as a superior example of his work. It was listed on the National Register in 1986 as part of a multiple property nomination for apartment buildings in Spokane designed by Held together with three others: The Breslin, The Amman, and The Knickerbocker.

The San Marco is a contributing property in the Riverside Avenue Historic District, listed on the National Register of Historic Places 7/30/1976.

Nomination (PDF)