Phelps House

My mom is visiting my grandma in Washington while I stayed home with my family. So, you guessed it: Snickers on a Stick will be making some appearances as we showcase houses from the Pacific Northwest over the next few months.

Built in 1901 in Spokane, Washington, the Moses & Netta Phelps House was built by successful Spokane contractor David Fotheringham for the couple. An accomplished businessman, Moses Phelps was also a real estate investor and “Spokane pioneer lumberman and banker” who helped manage Wadsworth & Phelps Lumber Company.

Meanwhile, Netta was a well-known Spokane socialite and civic benefactress, who was heralded for her work as a historical author, a Washington State Regent for the Daughters of the American Revolution and a philanthropist during her “long and busy life spent in service to others.”

Identifying Queen Anne-style elements of the property include the home’s tall 2.5-story vertical form, irregular cross-gable hip roof, multiple exterior wall claddings, fenestration designs/patterns, balconies, oriels, and a full-width wrap-around front porch.

The Phelps House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976 and is a contributing property in the Browne’s Addition Historic District.

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