SPA's 2012 Holiday Party & Fundraiser
The Historic Knight House was the site of SPA's 2012 Holiday Party
1715 N. West Point Road, Spokane, WA
Painting of the Historic Knight House by Ivan Munk
The Knight House was designed by Cutter & Malmgren, one of Spokane’s most celebrated architectural teams, and is an excellent example of the American Four Square tradition with Craftsman-style influence. It was built in 1910 for Edwin Herbert Knight, an early 19th-century entrepreneur and businessman who owned and operated the Diamond Drill Contracting Company. Knight’s enterprise was one of the first in Spokane to manufacture mining machinery which was highly sought after during that time. Well-preserved with a high degree of architectural integrity, the Knight House is one of the finest properties in the city and is a listed historic landmark on the Spokane, Washington State, and National Registers of Historic Places.
SPA's 2011 Annual Holiday Party
The Historic Russell House About the Historic Russell House:
Lucy Russell, and her husband, Wakefield Perry Russell, a Spokane mining investor, banker and business owner, commissioned the construction of the Russell House and made it their primary residence for over 50 years. The house is a fine example of the Tudor Revival style and was erected in 1900, during Spokane's "Age of Elegance," a time when successful businessmen and socialites demonstrated their wealth and social position through the construction, design, and furnishings of large, elegant homes. Architecturally and historically significant, the Russell House is a historic landmark listed on the Spokane, Washington State, and National Registers of Historic Places.
The 2009 Holiday Celebration
2008 Annual Holiday Party
|SPA's 2008 Holiday Party was a huge success despite the arrival of the season's first extremely chilly temperatures. Over 150 guests enjoyed a variety of beverages and catered appetizers while touring the finely-restored interior of the 1912 Moorehouse-Williams home, owned by Lawrence Stone. It was beautifully decorated with evergreen garlands, live Christmas trees in full regalia, and red poinsettias for the occasion. Guests especially appreciated the detailed information about the home's interior appointments, supplied by friends of the homeowner acting as docents. A spectacular panoramic view of the city's lights was available from all the rooms on the north side of the home. |
The two-and-one half storied home is an eclectic blend of stylistic Tudor Revival and Craftsman details. Its interior boasts large rooms with gleaming oak woodwork, doors, and floors, original light fixtures, grand entry with carved oak staircase, a master bedroom with en-suite fireplace, several beautifully tiled bath rooms, a basement game room, and much more. The home was designed by accomplished architect Frank Hutchinson and is listed as a historic landmark on the Spokane, Washington State, and National Registers of Historic Places.
Guests arrive and are welcomed by SPA volunteers.
One of the beautifully decorated Christmas trees.
A view from the garland-strewn staircase
to the guests below.
The catered event was both beautiful and delicious.
This year's host, Larry Stone on the left, talking with
one of the guests. Much thanks to Larry for all
he did for this year's Holiday Party!
Some of the volunteers who made
this event a huge success.