Historic Properties of Spokane
Mary Frances Apartments
Built in 1910, the Mary Frances Apartments is located at 1907-1909 West 7th Avenue in Spokane, Washington. The apartment building is a fine example of the Craftsman style with influence from the Tudor Revival tradition. The property has a low-to-medium pitched gable-end roof with widely overhanging eaves and exposed rafter tails, a very low-pitched center shed dormer on the roof’s north façade, an exposed foundation of basalt rubble mix, a brick-clad first floor, and a false half-timbered/pebbled stucco infill second floor. The building is comprised of four identical apartment units—two on the first floor and two on the second floor. Each apartment unit has a north-facing front door with a covered front porch, and is finished with a living/dining room, bedroom, kitchen, a wood-burning fireplace, and built-in buffets/cabinets/cupboards. After more than a century of use, the Mary Frances Apartments is in particularly fine condition with a high degree of architectural integrity in original location, design, materials, workmanship, and association. The entire property (apartment building/garages/retaining wall) is individually eligible for listing on the Spokane Register of Historic Places.