Spokane Campbell House – If art is the desire of a man to express himself, then he has conveyed a striking message through the Campbell House: artistic, historic and stunning.
Located at the historic Browne’s Addition, the house was built in 1898 with the supervision of famed architect Kirtland K. Cutter. This Spokane’s pride attraction is one of the exhibits and collections by the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture Spokane Landscapers. It is classified as a Neoclassical Revival home meaning the architecture was inspired from ancient Greece and Rome. It is designed with:
- Symmetrical shapes
Tall columns to emphasize the full height of the building
Triangular pediments which are low-pitched triangular gables on the front
Here are notes that will interest visitors:
Amasa Campbell, Spokane’s mining legend wanted a house that had a more picturesque English Tudor Revival dwelling. Responding to his request, architect Cutter provided a handsome exterior of stucco, sandstone, brick and heavy timbers.
Helen Campbell, Amasa’s daughter gave the house to the Eastern Washington State Historical Society. This served as a living remembrance of her mother, Grace Campbell who died in 1924. Since then, the house transformed into a community museum offering historical and art exhibits.
The design of the main house, the carriage house and the service wing was intricately tailored to suit their particular functions. At the first floor with two levels, a dark wood-paneled entry hall is found. A French reception room is located at the right of the hall. The library’s wooden beams and the fireplace sit at the left. The fireplace creates a cozy ambience when lit.