On the release of their new CD Little Hours, Richmond.com tells the story of how the band Spokane built a 19th-century replica federal house at 513 North 31st Street after becoming intrigued by an original, dilapidated federal home a few blocks away.
From the artist bio:
After a four year hiatus, in the spring of 2006, the band undertook the building of a replica nineteenth-century federal home, designed by Rick to the specs of a gutted historic house down the road. The building was a difficult, conflicted process, haunted by the idea of perfection and questions of what separates us from what we disdain, during which their 5th full-length album Little Hours was written and recorded. Released in 2007, it serves as an aural parallel to that year and event.