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SPR's Home, Former Fire Station No. 3

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Credit Don Hamilton / Hamilton Studio
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Hamilton Studio

Spokane Public Radio resides in a rehabilitated historic Spokane treasure, Fire Station No. 3 at North Monroe and Sharp. This community hub has state-of-the-art performing and recording studios.

Virtual Tour of SPR

The Spokane Fire Department first built a wooden building on this spot, replacing it with the brick building in 1917. The back half was built first, in 1912, as the department's first machine shop, and remained in use until 1991.

Full History of the Fire Department's Use

SPR began the renovation process in 2014.
The Grand Opening in January 2016 coincided with SPR's 36th anniversary.

We are honored to have the original Harold Balazs sculpture "Listen" gracing our courtyard. (Video of the sculpture being "played by SSO percussionists here!)

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Interview with Ed Walker of Walker Construction.

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Interview with Austin Dickey of Copeland Architecture and Construction.

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Interview with Owner's Representative Harvey Morrison

Thank you for your gifts to the Moving to a Sound Future project!

Articles about the full building process are collected with the tag Moving to a Sound Future.