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The Spokane City Historic Preservation Photographic Collection (1878-1979) includes 558 photographs. The photos capture historic commercial and residential buildings, bridges, historic landmarks, Native American life, military installations, historic districts and other significant themes that document Spokane’s heritage. The majority of the collection is a mix of 8 X 10, 5 X 7, 35mm, 4 X 5 negatives and B/W prints.
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The City of Spokane was first incorporated in 1881 under the name Spokan Falls, the e was added in 1883 and the Falls was dropped in 1891. The Historic Preservation Office and Landmarks Commission was established in 1981 when the City of Spokane adopted a preservation ordinance (Chapter 17D.040).
All records are in English.
These records are open for research.
Preferred Citation: [Title of image], [date], [photographer if known], Spokane City Historic Preservation Office Photographic Collection, Office of the Secretary of State, Washington State Archives, Digital Archives, http://digitalarchives.wa.gov, [date accessed].
Source: Spokane Municipal Government, Historic Preservation, General Photographic Collection, 1900-1974, Eastern Regional Branch, Washington State Archives, Cheney, WA.
The Eastern Region Branch of the Washington State Archives retains all original prints/negatives.
To learn about related records, contact the Eastern Regional Branch at (509) 235-7508 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.