SPA began small, but within the first six months had formed three committees, held five Doing-It projects, and gained 40 members. In 1999, the Heritage Fund was established, initially through board member donations. Members contributed, and over $2,500 was raised and donated to launch the campaign for the restoration of the Fox Theater. Later advocacy issues included the Rookery Block, Jensen-Byrd building, Spokane’s Auto Row, Bishop White Seminary, historic schools renovations, and many others. While not always successful, SPA’s efforts have largely resulted in preservation of historic properties in our community, both through our own efforts and by partnering with other organizations. From those early days to the present, SPA has remained focused on its mission to preserve and enhance Spokane’s historic architectural integrity.