AKA: Catholic Pastoral Center, Spokane, WA; Catholic Chancery, Spokane, WA

Structure Type: built works - commercial buildings - office buildings

Designers: Pehrson, G.A., Architect (firm); Gustav Albin Pehrson (architect)

Dates: constructed 1924

3 stories, total floor area: 28,968 sq. ft.

1023 West Riverside Avenue
Spokane, WA 99201-1453

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Building History

The Western Union Life, an insurance company, first erected the three-story building in 1924. It housed a series of insurance firms until the mid-1960s. In 1966, the Catholic Diocese of Spokane purchased the building from an insurance company for $300,000.

Centennial Properties, Incorporated, a subsidiary of the newspaper publisher, Cowles Company, purchased the Catholic Chancery in Spokane for $2.05 million in 10/2006. (The original asking price for the building had been $1.5 million.) The building stands next to the printing plant and employee parking garage of the Spokane Spokesman-Review. The Catholic Church's Eastern Washington Diocese was forced to sell the 28,968 square-foot building to pay plaintiffs in sexual abuse trials. The church will remain in the building for at least six months, and thereafter may negotiate a long-term lease with the newspaper company.

PCAD id: 6916