A prominent developer in the region recently finished renovations to a historic setting up that provides dozens of new apartments to downtown Spokane.

Spokane-based mostly Black Enterprises completed a $6.5 million conversion this thirty day period of the historic James S. Black Making into the Marjorie Apartments, a 50-device blended-use undertaking at 107 S. Howard St.

The task was named in honor of Marjorie Black Peterson, who along with husband, James S. Black, established James S. Black & Co. in 1958.

The organization has considering that grown into NAI Black, a person of the region’s biggest professional genuine estate brokerage and residence administration firms, owned and operated by Marjorie’s son, Dave Black.

“I am so fired up to see the completion of this venture honoring my mother and dad’s legacy of genuine estate development and service to the Spokane local community,” Dave Black, CEO of NAI Black, claimed in a statement.

The six-tale condominium venture is virtually 100% leased and renovation of the Wave Cafe and Sushi Bar on the building’s ground flooring is practically total.

The reopening is scheduled for afterwards this month, in accordance to an NAI Black release.

Spokane dependent Baker Building was the basic contractor for the job.

NAI Black occupied the James S. Black Developing – also identified as the Columbia Building – for extra than 46 many years prior to the firm moved to 801 W. Riverside Ave. in 2018.

The Columbia Developing was developed in 1907 for Choose George Turner, the property’s authentic operator.

Turner, a Spokane pioneer, was one of Spokane’s “most celebrated and profitable lawyers,” in accordance to a Spokane Sign up of Historic Locations nomination.

Turner commissioned early Spokane architects Herman Preusse and Julius Zittel to design the setting up, one particular of Spokane’s initial fireproof structures immediately after a fire in 1889 wrecked 30 blocks in downtown Spokane.

Turner served as an associate Washington condition Supreme Court docket justice and a U.S. senator and was a leader in drafting the Washington condition Constitution. He also practiced regulation at several corporations in Spokane.

The James S. Black Building was additional to Spokane’s Sign-up of Historic Spots in 2019.

The making went through many owners ahead of James S. Black and Marjorie Black Peterson ordered it in 1970.

Distinguished Spokane architect Warren Heylman finished a considerable transform to the constructing in 1972.

The setting up was focused in the 1980s as the James S. Black Making.