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November 10, 2005


Rookery Block Goes Down


Anonymous Zach said...

Sigh. It is so hard for me to see those incredible, historic buildings being demolished. So much could be done with them.

November 10, 2005 6:34 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
***** TIME TO ACT NOW!! *****

Demolition on the Rookery Building stopped to give the Spokane City Council time to find a way to save it!
The Spokane City Council will meet this Monday, November 14th to discuss options on saving the historical block! PLEASE attend the meeting, if possible or go to the city's website and leave e-mails for City Council President; Coouncil Members and the Mayor to give your views on saving the block!

It is urgent, we all collectively act NOW! Tell them to protect Spokane's historic heritage and that it needs to be passed on to future generations! The revitaliztion of Spokane must continue!

Go to the website and leave e-mails by this Monday:

It will take you less than 5 minutes and the results might be well worth it!

Encourage friends and family to go to the website and pass e-mails on to people they know in the Spokane area!

November 13, 2005 10:16 PM


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Demoltion Begins on the Rookery Building

While making an attempt to get some decent creamer from the drug store this morning (whoever created Amaretto creamer should be shot) my heart sank as I passed by the Rookery Block. Demolition began yesterday afternoon on the historic buildings. After many rounds of negotiations, Wendell Reugh, owner of the block, has decided what downtown needs in the core is another surface parking lot. What a true waste of space. We can only hope that one day a vision will be given to the block that serves downtown in a more valuable way.

Also, I would like to say thank you to the Spokane Preservation Advocates and the people of Spokane who did everything in their power to save this historic block.