Spokane Public Radio Has Left the Building

Spokane Public Radio Has Left the Building

The Hoban Building, that is — which is the official name of the building at the intersection of N Monroe and W Carlisle where Spokane Public Radio was based for 35 years, and where the retro/antique store Vintage Rabbit continues to operate.

SPR spent the past two months removing traces of having been there, which was quite a lot of work. Between arriving in late 1979 and departing last month, the organization had had more than enough time to put down extensive roots.

Early 1900s image of North Monroe from Montgomery Ave. On the left is SPR’s first home, the Hoban Building and its apartment garages, surrounded by empty lots and a field. Bottom: Same area as shown in Google Street View (2015).

SPR has written a bittersweet “goodbye” blog post featuring several photos from the move as well as the then/now photo featured above. In another post, you can take a virtual tour through their new digs further south on N Monroe at the former Fire Station No. 3.

Though we’re sad to see them leave Emerson-Garfield, the new facility looks fantastic and will be a great new HQ for Spokane Public Radio.

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