University District

Gonzaga University is a private catholic university located in the University District Neighborhood in Spokane, Washington. This University offers bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees through seven different colleges. The institution is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

In 1880 the priest Joseph Cataldo built a schoolhouse on the Peone Prairie in NE Spokane to serve children. By 1881 he was discussing building a Jesuit college with other Jesuit leaders due to his concern about the influence and expansion of Protestant schools.

They purchased 320 acres of prime real estate for the building purposes. Cataldo looked for support from Church leadership in Rome for the construction of the school. He believed the building of a catholic school was imperative, since the Protestants kept building their own institutions.

Unfortunately, the construction of the first building was delayed until 1886. In 1887 the school finally opened with seven students enrolled. Father James Rebmann served as the first Father Superior.

Nowadays the campus is composed of 105 buildings on 152 acres of grassland alongside the Spokane River. It’s seven colleges are: the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Business Administration, School of Education, School of Engineering & Applied Science, School of Law, School of Nursing & Human Physiology, and the School of Leadership Studies.

Starting at Gonzaga University located at 502 E Boone Ave, Spokane, WA 99258 head east on E Sharp Avenue, until you reach Goller Residence Hall located at 630 E Sharp Ave, Spokane, WA 99202.

If you leave Goller Residence Hall and head east over E Sharp Avenue, then turn right and head south over N Cincinnati Street, you’ll reach the John J. Hemmingson Center located at 702 E Desmet Ave, Spokane, WA 99202.
When leaving the John J. Hemmingson Center, head north on N Cincinnati St, then turn left and head west over E Sharp Avenue. Then turn left on N Standard Street and turn right directly after – you’ll get to Bing Crosby House located at 508 E Sharp Ave, Spokane, WA 99202.
When you leave Bing Crosby House you’ll head east on E Sharp Avenue. Before turning right, head north over N Ruby Street and you’ll arrive at Sweeto Burrito Nora located at 1839 N Ruby St, Spokane, WA 99207.
Finally, when you leave Sweeto Burrito Nora and head south over N Division Street, turn right on W Mission Avenue and head west over W Maxwell Avenue, to reach The Easy Home Buyer, located at 1312 N Monroe St# 146, Spokane, WA 99201.

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