Harvey & Mary Bauer House

420 West 22nd Avenue, Spokane, Washington


Harvey & Mary Bauer House


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Built in 1914, Harvey & Mary Bauer House in Spokane, Washington is historically significant under Criteria C as a property that embodies the distinctive characteristics of its period of construction and possesses high artistic values. The home is a hallmark example of the Craftsman style and bungalow house form as expressed in its exaggerated low-slung horizontal massing, mortise-and-tenon joinery, brick-and-stone rubblemix foundation/porch walls, original wrought iron/brass Craftsman-style light fixtures/pendants/chandeliers, and prominent quarter-sawn oak woodwork and built-ins executed in characteristic plain, square-cut stylistic Craftsman designs. Furthermore the home represents the work of Spokane master architect, Joseph T. Levesque. The house was constructed for Harvey & Mary Bauer, whom was employed by the Inland Refrigerator Works. The period of significance begins in 1914, the year the home was built and ends in 1940, the year of the last major alteration to the home.

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  • August 10, 2014: Added by Dave King