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Legion Building

The Legion Building’s distinctive roof after rehabilitation

Spokane, Washington

The Legion Building (formerly the Spokane Club) was built in 1901 in Spokane, Washington, as a private social club. One of its dominant features, an ornate French Chateau-style hipped roof that houses the top two stories of the building, was destroyed by a fire in 1939. The building was purchased by the American Legion in the 1940s. Over the years the building’s interior was stripped except for a fourth floor central corridor and oak framed offices for the American Legion. A 2006 restoration replaced the missing hipped roof, rehabilitated the storefronts, upper windows, and fourth floor offices. The refurbished building now boasts retail and office space.

Photo: The Legion Building’s distinctive roof after rehabilitation
– NPS file