AKA: Hyde Block, Riverside, Spokane, WA

Structure Type: built works - commercial buildings - office buildings

Designers: Carpenter, William J., Architect (firm); Held, Albert, Architect (firm); William J. Carpenter (architect); Albert Held (architect)

Dates: constructed 1890

6 stories

West Riverside Avenue and North Wall Street
Riverside, Spokane, WA 99201

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The Hyde Block stood on the southeast corner of Riverside Avenue and Wall Street.

Building History

Spokane, like Seattle, experienced a significant fire in 1889, one that demolished the previous building on this site at the corner of Riverside and Wall Street. In 1890, architect William J. Carpenter (1864-1953) produced this Romanesque Revival office building for the real estate developers Samuel C. and Eugene B. Hyde.

Building Notes

In 1902, the architect A.E. Permain and Albert Held had their offices in the Hyde Block, in Rooms (#426-427) and (#506-508), respectively. (See R.L. Polk and Company's Spokane Directory, 1902, p. 857.)

In 1906, Albert Held and I.J. Galbraith maintained their offices in Rooms #506-510 and #426-427, respectively. (See R.L. Polk and Company's Spokane, Washington, City Directory, 1906, p. 799.)

The G.G. Essig Drug Company occupied space in the Hyde Building in 1907. (see R.L. Polk & Company's Spokane City Directory, 1907, p. 852.)


Architect Albert Held (b. 1866) designed the seven-story Hyde Building Annex in 1908, to provide additional rentable office space. The Annex stood one story taller than the original Hyde Block.


The Hyde Block and Annex were demolished following a 1958 fire.

PCAD id: 13374