Moore-Turner Garden

U.S. Historic district
Contributing property

Roughly bounded by Lincoln St., 7th, 12th, and 14th Aves., Spokane, Washington

120 acres (49 ha)


Architectural style
Late 19th And 20th Century Revivals, Bungalow/craftsman, International Style

Part of
Marycliff-Cliff Park Historic District (#79002557[1])

Added to NRHP
December 21, 1979

The Moore-Turner Heritage Gardens are located in Pioneer Park, Spokane, Washington. Built between 1889 and 1932 as a residential garden for original property owner, Frank Rockwood Moore, on the grounds of his home, the property was later acquired by United States Senator George Turner in 1896. Turner hired Hugh Bryan in 1911 to make improvements to the Victorian-influenced design following the then popular Arts and Crafts movement.
In 1945, the Spokane Park Board bought the property and combined it with the D.C. Corbin property to the east to form Pioneer Park. The gardens, maintained by the City of Spokane Parks and Recreation Department, opened to public use in 2007 following a three year restoration project funded through donations, grants, and a major donation from Myrtle Woldson. The gardens include plants introduced prior to 1915, a tea house, a rose garden, perennial garden, and a pond.[2] The historic garden is a contributing property to the Marycliff-Cliff Park Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places[3] and in 2008, it won the Valerie Sivinski Award for Outstanding Achievement in Historic Preservation from the Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation.[4]

^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). “National Register Information System”. National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
^ “The Moore-Turner Heritage Gardens Are Opening to the Public After Being Left Untended for 75 Years” (Microsoft Word document) (Press release). City of Spokane Parks and Recreation Department. August 1, 2007. Retrieved July 29, 2010. 
^ “Moore-Turner Gardens”. City-County of Spokane Historic Preservation Office. Archived from the original on June 10, 2008. Retrieved July 29, 2010. 
^ “Past SHPO Award Winners”. Olympia, Washington: Department of Archaeology & Historic Preservation. Retrieved July 29, 2010. 

External links[edit]

Moore-Turner Heritage Garden official site

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