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Spokane County

Spokane County is named for the Spokane Native American tribe who resided in the region.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Stevens County and Pend Oreille County

E – Bonner County, Idaho, Kootenai County, Idaho and Benewah County, Idaho

S – Whitman County

W – Lincoln County and Stevens County


Created:  October 30, 1879                    Map of Washington highlighting Spokane County

County Seat: 

Spokane  1879 – present


County Courthouse – Spokane 


Location:  1116 Broadway Street  / North Jefferson Street

Built:  1893 – 1895

Style:  French Renaissance Revival

Architect:  Willis A. Ritchie

Contractor:   David Fotheringham


Description:  The building  faces south and is a four story light cream colored dry pressed brick, stone and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Spokane and has a large square stone tower rising 125 feet at the central front of the building. There is a round arched entrance at the first story and at the top of the tower is a conical roof surrounded by sharply tapering pinnacles. Two large wings decorated with minarets at the corners, flank the central section of the building.


Note:  The cost of construction was $340,000.


See:  The architect Willis A. Ritchie also designed the courthouse in Jefferson County.


County Courthouse Annex – Spokane 



Location:  1116 Broadway Street  / North Jefferson Street

Built:  1954 – 1955

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Whitehouse & Price Architects

Contractor:   Busboon & Rauch


Description:  The building  faces north and is a five story cream colored brick and concrete structure. The rectangular building is located on the north side of the courthouse and is connected along the south side. The north side has a central entrance. A projecting cornice runs along the flat roof line. In 2005, the building was renovated.


County Juvenile Courthouse – Spokane 



Location:  1208 West Mallon Avenue / North Jefferson Street

Built:  1939 – 1940

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Henry G Bertelsen

Contractor:  J T Halin & Company


Description:  The building  faces south and is a three story cream colored brick and concrete structure.  The building is located on the northwest side of the courthouse in the center of Spokane. The central entrance has a small projection over the recessed doorway. The roof line is flat. 


County District Courthouse – Spokane Valley



Location:  12710 East Sprague Avenue / Houk Road

Built:  1998 – 1999

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Reeves Associates Inc.

Contractor:  Vandervert Construction Inc. of Spokane


Description:  The building  faces north and is a one story light cream colored concrete structure. The building is located in a shopping mall and was formerly a PEP Boys Store. The north front of the square shaped building has a central glassed section with green colored canopy and a wide green colored band running horizontally. The roof line is flat. The project manager was Adam & Clark Inc. of Spokane. The building was remodeled in 2002. The architect was Kent Chadwell/Zeck Butler Architects. The building houses the Sheriff Precinct and District Court. 



County Courthouse Campus



County Courthouse – Spokane



















County Superior Court courtroom













County Courthouse Annex – Spokane





County Juvenile Courthouse – Spokane







County District Courthouse – Spokane Valley







Pictures taken 2006 and 2016