This is the story of a long-lost building, the Marble Bank Building (1893), in Spokane, Washington. Its history is well-documented here, it was a building of small size but amazing opulence. The bank that constructed it failed mere weeks before it was to move into the building, the Old National Bank ultimately bought the building … Continue reading The Rise and Fall of the Marble Bank Building.
I decided to try a new product called Pepsi 1893. Apparently its supposed to be how Pepsi was in its founding year (made from "sugar, water, caramel, lemon oil, nutmeg, and other natural additives"). Its all pretty hipsterish, but how can I say no to old-timey Gay Nineties Pepsi? Tastes good and refreshing, less tart … Continue reading My Review of Pepsi 1893.
One more from Wallace, I don't know if the building on the left has a name other than 220 6th Street, but it's certainly a nice one, it also has a cool retro neon sign, although the sign is clearly a later addition to the 1912-built building. Sadly, Albi's appears to be long gone. I've … Continue reading Historic Wallace, Idaho: Part V
A couple more historic buildings in Wallace. On the left, the Arment Building, built in 1911, just a year after the town barely escaped complete annihilation in the Big Burn of 1910. On the right, a more unusual landmark, the old Oasis Bordello, which opened in 1895 and operated for 93 years before being shut … Continue reading Historic Wallace, Idaho: Part III
The Rossi Insurance Building in Wallace, Idaho, built in 1890 with the second story and turret added in 1895.
Idaho became the 43rd state 125 years ago today on July 3, 1890. Wishing a happy birthday to Idaho and a happy 4th of July to everyone!
Spokane County Courthouse, built in 1895, as viewed from Huntington Park. In my opinion, one of the most beautiful buildings in the city.