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245 West Main Avenue Spokane WA 99201

The Salvation Army service building was dedicated on April 3, 1922, and promised the following proclamation in the Spokane Spokesman Review:


"This building shall be a lighthouse whose rays shall beckon through the fog to the homeless and unfortunate to come and make it their home where they may have the best of care physically and morally." The building’s "doors will always be open to the people of Spokane, and here no person in need shall be turned away."

Luigi's Italian Restaurant

...has been an independent locally owned family business since 1988.  We pride ourselves on serving delicious homemade food, promptly and always with a smile. Our recipes have been requested from as far away as New York by "Gourmet Magazine".

About the building
Regarded as a pioneer in Spokane social service work, the Salvation Army constructed its permanent headquarters at this location in 1921. The facility doubled as the Army’s service center and as a single room occupancy hotel known as the Red Shield Hotel. It housed itinerant men and boys for nearly 60 years, and was the site for church services, boys clubs, free health and legal services and war relief efforts. The Salvation Army building was one of Spokane’s longest running community aid facilities, rendering practical help to those in need as advertised in their crusade for "soup, soap and salvation". The building was designed and built by architect Archibald Rigg and general contractor Frederick Phair, two of Spokane’s most accomplished building professionals.