Living alongside and cherishing old Spokane buildings is a community touchstone. The city is known for its exceptional stewardship of historic and architecturally significant properties, such as the Davenport Hotel and the Fox Theater. The University District is home to many historic structures and plans to retain those that preserve the neighborhood's rich history and character for the everyday enjoyment of all. The much admired renovation of the 1907 Spokane & Inland Empire Railroad (SIERR) building at McKinstry Station (see background image) and the much anticipated Jensen-Byrd Development project are outstanding examples of The University District's preservation path and approach. Read more about historic preservation in Spokane.