The Davenport Grand

Recently I tagged along on my mother’s work trip to a hidden gem: Spokane, WA! While commonly known for it’s past of red wagon’s and the last world fair, there is still excitement and inspiration to be found in the “Lilac City”.

The logo for the Sokane World Fair is to the right. The fExpo '74 Logoair was titled “The Fair and the Falls: Spokane’s Expo ’74, Transforming an American Environment” and was meant to focus on the need and ambition to take care of our planet. The city of Spokane even released 1,974 trout into the river at the commencement of the fair to show their commitment to a sustainable environment (Center for the Study of the Pacific Northwest). I love the green initiative they took for this event and can only dream of what it would be like to plan a world fair.

While this history is exciting in itself, I found myself equally intrigued by the Old Davenport Hotel, a part of the Davenport Hotel Collection. This hotel is the oldest in the collection, having been around for 100 years. The hotel contains renovated event spaces that transport you to a different time (pictures shown above and below). I could only fantasize the splendor of the parties held in this corner of the world and will be anxiously checking for event positions there when I graduate in the fall.

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