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Spokane Flour Mill - Spokane, WA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member heringermr
N 47° 39.930 W 117° 25.300
11T E 468342 N 5279209
Quick Description: Also known as the Old Flour Mill.
Location: Washington, United States
Date Posted: 11/3/2008 8:22:35 PM
Waymark Code: WM538M
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 24

Long Description:
The Flour Mill is a physical reminder of the centrality of water power in Spokane's history; nearly all of the early development of the city was directly related to the majestic falls of the Spokane River. The Spokane Flour Mill, built in 1895, was one in a series of mills built along the falls prior to 1900. It did not come into operation, however, until 1900 because the property became mired in a complex international lawsuit that was one of the most explosive and long-fought battles in the city's legal history. The mill was adaptively renovated as a shopping center in conjunction with preparations for the World's Fair that Spokane hosted in 1974. Shoppers and diners at the Flour Mill now enjoy a view of Riverfront Park, the legacy of Expo '74 and the centerpiece of the city. The Flour Mill stands as a unique reminder that Spokane's history and wealth began in the power of the falls and endured through the bounty of the surrounding countryside.
Street address:
W. 621 Mallon Ave.
Spokane, WA USA

County / Borough / Parish: Spokane

Year listed: 1978

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering - Architect: Allis,E.P.

Periods of significance: 1875-1899

Historic function: Agriculture/Subsistence

Current function: Commerce/Trade - Business, Restaurant, Specialty Store

Privately owned?: yes

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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