The building used by Spokane Falls Community College’s photography program dates back more than 90 years ago as the dispensary for Fort George Wright.
The building was constructed in 1930 by the U.S. Army. More than 30 years later, the college’s Fine Arts Building was originally used as a music facility in 1965, according to the college, with an addition completed in 1991.
Needless to say, neither building was designed for photography or fine arts – something the college has been thinking about addressing for at least a decade, said Bonnie Glantz, dean of visual and performing arts.
The college has made three separate attempts, dating back to 2009, to secure state funding for construction of a combined fine and applied arts building. Third time was the charm for SFCC, as state legislators this year approved $19.3 million as part of the state’s capital project budget. The $42,169,000 project