Spokane Preservation Advocates is dedicated to preserving Spokane's historic buildings, neighborhoods, landscapes and character.
SPA’s fundamental goal is to maintain and improve Spokane's historic character by preserving our heritage and pursuing outstanding, compatible new development.
Our specific goals are to:
Provide an active voice in preservation issues
Do hands-on preservation work
Fund preservation efforts
Communicate with other preservation organizations and actively involve them in issues and projects
Provide a vehicle for broad-based communication through a newsletter and membership meetings
Celebrate preservation accomplishments through special events
Support Spokane's Historic Preservation Office
Spokane Preservation Advocates (SPA) was formed in 1997 by a group of local historic preservation advocates, who believed in the value of preservation and its role in enhancing Spokane’s quality of life. These preservation pioneers saw the need for a new preservation organization in Spokane to supplement the work of existing preservation-related groups while also providing a strong advocacy voice for preservation issues. From the very beginning, SPA has been inclusive - open to all.