Platted in 1899, the Corbin Park neighborhood in Spokane, Washington, is the only historic district in the city that is listed on all three historic registers: the National Register of Historic Places, the Washington State list of historic properties, and the Spokane Register of Historic Places. A diminutive enclave of eighty-three homes that surround a small, oval-shaped city park, the district offers a case study of several issues surrounding district designation: in the past, its residents have used preservation as an instrument of exclusion, they have accommodated change as the "patina of place" has modified the district's character, and for several decades, the neighborhood has navigated conflict between preservation advocates and park officials—a paradox created by opposing city policies.

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