Louise Chandler Anderson House

3003 S. Manito Boulevard, Spokane, Washington


Louise Chandler Anderson House


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"The Louise Chandler Anderson House in Spokane, Washington is eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places under Criteria B as the home of a prominent state university educator, Louise Chandler Anderson . Additionally the property is eligible under Criteria C as a textbook example of the American Foursquare house form, and as a product of accomplished, award-wining Spokane architect/builder, M. Randolph Smith. Built in 1922, the house was erected for Louise Chandler Anderson and her two sisters who together lived in the home for 37 years . Anderson achieved particular historic significance in the community from 1915 to 1956 as a leading university educator, department head, and professor emeritus at Eastern Washington University (EWU) where she made-according to the university's president in the 1950s-a ""monumental contribution""ii to the college and to ""education in [the] state"" of Washington.iii Anderson's significant accomplishments were honored by EWU when a women 's college dormitory was named in her honor. The period of significance begins in 1922, the date the house was built, and ends in 1960, the date in which Louise Anderson ended both her ownership and residency of the property."

Update Log 

  • August 10, 2014: Added by Dave King