AKA: Paulsen Center, Downtown, Spokane, WA

Structure Type: built works - commercial buildings - office buildings

Designers: Dow and Hubbell, Architects (firm); John Kennedy Dow (architect); Clarence Z. Hubbell (architect)

Dates: constructed 1907-1908

11 stories

Spokane, WA

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The August Paulsen Building was completed in 1908, becoming Spokane's tallest building for a short time. In 1978, owners of the building joined the lobby with that of the neighboring Paulsen Medical and Dental Building, completed in 1928-1929, to form a unified space, the Paulsen Center.


In 1978, a buildng campaign to join the lobbies of the 1908 Paulsen Building and the 1928 Paulsen Medical and Dental Building occurred. The building's web site stated in 2020: "The two buildings were finally connected in 1978 when a passageway was created connecting the two lobbies. In addition, an entrance and a hallway were created in the east end of the building on Washington Street. This occurred at the time the skywalk was constructed connecting the buildings to the US Bank Building and the rest of the skywalk system."

PCAD id: 19362