AKA: Gordon Castle, Cliff/Cannon, Spokane, WA

Structure Type: built works - dwellings - houses

Designers: Dow, John K., Architect (firm); John Kennedy Dow (architect)

Dates: constructed 1895

3 stories, total floor area: 8,594 sq. ft.

1323 West 8th Avenue
Cliff/Cannon, Spokane, WA 99204

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Architect John K. Dow (1861-1961) designed this unusual, seven-bedroom, four-bath house located in Spokane's Ninth Avenue Historic District. The house was notable for its tall gambrel roof, typical of Dutch Colonial houses, castellated corner tower and its two-floor tower topped by a candle-snuffer roof. Second-floor dormers, too, had off candle-snuffer roofs. Its exterior was faced in course ashlar. The house combined Dutch Colonial, Gothic Revival and Shingle Style precedents. Seen from the front, its main facade recalled work done by McKim, Mead and White and other East Coast designers.

The Gordon Castle occupied a 12,813-square-foot lot, and had an asking price of $350,000.00 in 2014.

PCAD id: 19324