E.L. Powell House

Built in 1899 for Edward Louis and Dora Powell, this Spokane, Washington house was designed by master architect Loren L. Rand, who was aiming for a restrained Queen Anne style of architecture.

Edward Powell served as Spokane’s mayor from 1893-1894, and the house remained in the family after his death. His daughter, Greta, and her husband, James Rigsby, joined Dora in the house before her death in 1920.

The house was converted into apartments in 1954, but was later turned back into a single family home.

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

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