Structure Type: built works - commercial buildings - office buildings; built works - public buildings - hospitals

Designers: [unspecified]

Dates: constructed 1928-1929

17 stories

Building History

Danish immigrant August Paulsen, (d. 1927), came to the US in 1891, settling first in Chicago, IL, and then relocating to Burke, ID, where he labored in the Hercules Silver and Lead Mine. In return for his labor, Paulsen received a 1/4 share in the mine from its owners, Harry L. Day and C.H. Reeves. By 1901, the Hercules Mine had becomeone of the most productive in the region, continuing to produce silver and lead until 1925. Made wealthy from the 1901 strike, Paulsen settled in the big city of the region, Spokane, WA, where he developed significant real estate interests, including the August Paulsen Building (1908) and this investment, the Paulsen Medical and Dental Building, begun just after his death.

PCAD id: 23678