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Highland Park United Methodist Church

Highland Park United Methodist Church
611 S. Garfield See Map
Frank Y. Toribara / Unknown
East Central

The Highland Park United Methodist Church and associated buildings and grounds are located within the block bounded by E. 5th Street on the north; S. Conklin Street on the east; E. Hartson Avenue on the south; and S. Garfield Street on the west in southeast Spokane. The complex consists of the church and associated community hall, the parsonage, a gazebo, two sheds and a walk-in cooler, and the grounds, which has both formally landscaped and naturalistic sections. The complex, which was constructed primarily in 1958 in a modern vocabulary, was designed by architect Frank. Y. Toribara and includes the wood-frame A-frame sanctuary and Ranch house style parsonage, both clad in clapboard siding. The outstanding feature of the church is the large laminated beams. The formal landscaping, which includes a rock garden, is Japanese in character. Its design was directed by garden designer Ryotaro Nishikawa. The complex has excellent integrity.

Management Agreement (PDF)

Nomination (PDF)