Historic Properties of Spokane
Ritter House, Alex & Fanny
Built in 1914 in Spokane, Washington’s Cannon Hill Park neighborhood, the Alex & Fanny Ritter House is a fine Craftsman-style bungalow with influence from Prairie and Mission traditions. The Craftsman style is strongly emphasized by the dwelling’s very low-pitched hip roof, widely overhanging eaves, deep cornice, full-width covered front porch, thick porch walls, and rough-textured pebbled-stucco cladding. Finished with an arcade, the front porch is supported by a series of prominent arches influenced by Mission-style designs. Roof eaves are accentuated by Prairie-style modillions. Interior details reflect additional Craftsman-style features, including solid oak hardwood floors, select oak woodwork and doors finished to a rich dark honey-colored hue, and finished-oak hardwood built-in furniture, including a dining room buffet/hutch, a built-in library drop-leaf desk/bookcases, and a pair of built-in bookcases with leaded-glass doors that flank a center brick fireplace. Transom and casement windows in the house feature leaded mullions with both clear and colored glass.