Roberts Mansion

Y’all. This place is amazeballs.

Designed in 1889, the 24-room mansion was built for pioneer businessman, Bernard Loewenberg, a Prussian immigrant and owner of Loewenberg Mercantile, which would later become the Coeur d’Alene Hotel.

Following the stock market crash of 1893, Loewenberg went bankrupt and was forced to trade houses with E.J. Roberts in 1898 (the much more modest house at 2027 W First). Edward Roberts was the chief engineer of the D.C. Corbin Railway Systems and founder of the Union Iron Works along with D.C. Corbin.

E.J. and his wife, Mary Tracy, took over the house and raised five children there, and also had servants and a gardener living there as well. The house remained in the Roberts family until 1959.

It was later used as a rooming house and turned into apartments. But in the early 1980s, the Moltke family bought and restored the home. It is now a bed and breakfast and also available for events.

With its granite window trim, spindle work in the gables and a prominent turret, it is one of the best examples of Queen Anne architecture in Spokane.

The Loewenberg-Roberts House is a contributing property in the Browne’s Addition Historic District, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976 and the Spokane Register as a historic district in 2019.

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