What do you do with a large blank wall fronting on one of the best corridors in Spokane? Dress it up a bit. A tipster sent in some info that a new mural was taking shape on Monroe Street. Above is the finished product. A massive historic image of a streetcar with a few liberties taken on some of the naming (e.g. Tweedy Lines and Monroe Street Railway). Still, it's a nice addition to the streetscape and we should thank Empire Office Furniture for taking the time and dollars for this nice gesture.
Awhile back we created a map outlining the streetcar lines that served Spokane in 1923. For grins we looked up the number of lints that used Monroe Street. In it's prime 6 lines ran north to Broadway, 5 to Gardener, 4 to Maxwell and 2 to Grace. Monroe, the surrounding residences, and the businesses were well served.