AKA: US Bank Building, Downtown, Spokane, WA; Old National Bank Building #2, Downtown, Spokane, WA

Structure Type: built works - commercial buildings - banks (buildings); built works - commercial buildings - office buildings

Designers: Burnham, Daniel H., and Company, Architects (firm); Daniel Hudson Burnham (architect)

Dates: constructed 1910-1911

16 stories

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422 West Riverside Avenue
Donwtown, Spokane, WA 99201

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The Old National Bank Building stood at 422–428 West Riverside Avenue and had street frontage at 100-116 North Stevens Street.


The twin-towered National Bank Building stood 219 feet, (16 stories) tall, the tallest building in the Pacific Northwest for a short time, surpassing towers in Seattle, before the completion of the 42-story Smith Tower in 1914. Following a national competition, the bank's administration selected the proposal made by the Chicago architectural firm of D.H. Burnham and Company. Daniel Hudson Burnham had come to national prominence being a leading figure in designing Chicago's Columbian Exposition of 1893.

Building Notes

The Citizens Savings and Loan Society operated at 112 Stevens Street in 1912. (See R.L, Polk and Company's Spokane, City Directory, 1912, p. 1274.)


In the 1920s, a clerestory was transformed into a mezzanine floor that overlooked the lobby.

Designers lowered the lobby ceiling in 1963 to enable another floor to be created. Additionally, the lobby’s Ionic columns were removed and a new fluorescent lights illuminated the exterior.

PCAD id: 23676