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
Centennial Barley Wine
celebrate the 100th birthday of the Steam Plant, we brewed a barley wine using
Centennial hops and a blend of specialty malts. We cask-conditioned this
ale for the past three months to produce traditional character,
carbonation levels and a depth of flavors that will delight the palate. The
balance of malt, hops and alcohol lend to a smoothness that makes this sipping
beer a bit precarious. 10.0% ABV, 46 IBU
To the 100 year history of the iconic Steam Plant, we raise a challis and cheer
to the next 100 years!
Smoke Stacks Renovations Begin
Stay tuned to some amazing photos of the smoke stacks as we look too renovations beginning this summer! 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!