Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Spokane Flour Mill

When we were in Spokane for the Gonzaga Fall Family Weekend, we had dinner at Clinkerdaggers in the Old Flour Mill.

Spokane Flour Mill
National Register of Historic Places #1978002778

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This landmark is located 621 West Mallon Avenue, Spokane, Washington. The GPS coordinates for this location are N 47° 39.930 W 117° 25.300.

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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.

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