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Palouse St. Elmo's makes state's Endangered list

 

October 22, 2020

Washington Trust for Historic Preservation

Palouse St. Elmo's Hotel

SEATTLE - A nineteenth century hotel in Palouse came closer to being saved from demolition.

The Washington Trust for Historic Preservation announced the St. Elmo's building in Palouse is being added to their list of Washington's Most Endangered Places.

Built in 1888, St. Elmo's is a former railroad boom hotel. With its mansard roof and metal shingles, it is one of the few existing buildings in rural Eastern Washington in the Second Empire style, according to the trust.

The three-story structure is part of the Palouse Main Street Historic District, listed in the National Register of Histor...



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