Oldest log structure in Spokane County
| What: Possibly built in the 1850s or 1860s,
this building has been identified as the oldest log structure still standing in Spokane
County. Although it has no doors and the windows open into the breezeway, the
Indians used it to store their grain, hay and tools. However, it is unlikely they built it
as they never peeled logs. One can observe that the space between the logs is too wide for
chinking so obviously, the structure was not intended for people to live in. Thanks to the
book: Exploring Spokane's Past, by Barbara F. Cochran for this information. Very short
drive, no hiking distance worth mentioning.
| Where: Take Francis West from Division to Seven Mile and
then to Nine Mile, and then you will see signs directing you to the Spokane Interpretive
center. Take the road that is one left farther than the Interpretive center entrance. This
turn is to the boat ramp or the small boat take out for the Little Spokane River.
47° 47.249' W 117° 31.915'