100+ Year Historical Building
March 5, 1916, Harry A. Flood, president of Merchants Central Heating Company
(now known as the Steam Plant), opened the valves to start operation – sending
steam heat to Gus Pearson of the Stockholm Hotel and Pearsons Building on Main
and Wall. Thus began the important role the Steam Plant plays in downtown
Spokane. This year’s centennial marks that significant event in the Steam Plant’s
history. Its story is one of determination, grit and continual innovation – and
it lives on today as one of Spokane’s iconic landmarks.
You’ll find centennial-themed products to take home including apparel, wine,
coffee and a special commemorative print suitable for framing.
View this short film showcasing the Steam Plant’s history and come visit us
soon to see this amazing space for yourself!
Check out the Historical Movie
Ben is still Brewing during the renovations! And we still want to sell you that beer. Please call our front desk at (509) 777-3900 and we will be happy to walk you through the process of getting our beer during the closure. If we are going to keep brewing it, you might as well keep drinking it, right?
August 4th and 5th is Spokane Brew Fest. Come visit Ben and taste some of our fabulous Steam Plant brew! Keep an eye out for other special tasting events held by the brewer himself! We'll be sure to post that information here and on Facebook.
Smoke Stacks Renovations Begin
Stay tuned to some amazing photos of the smoke stacks as we look to renovations beginning this June 2017! After 100 plus years of standing we are starting to retuck-point the entire stacks from interior to exterior. This is when we remove portions of the mortar and replace with new. After completion these stacks will last another 100 years!