The Families of Adam Keith

“Once upon a time ...”, family facts and tales


Diamond tipped driller

Edwin Herbert Knight [1864-1943]


Ancestry: Adam Keith1>Adam Keith2>Lewis Keith3>Elizabeth [Keith] m. [John] Leedy4>John Keith Leedy5>Regina Marie [Leedy] m. [Edwin Herbert] Knight6



This Kirtland K. Cutter designed home was built for Edwin Knight in 1910. Knight was an engineer and owner of the Diamond Drill Contracting Company.


Built in 1910, the well-preserved Edwin Knight House is Northwest Spokane's most unique American Foursquare Style home. The house was designed by one of Washington State's most prolific and prominent architectural teams of the early twentieth century: Kirtland Kelsey Cutter and Karl Gunnar Malmgren.

It was built for Edwin Herbert Knight, a turn of the twentieth century Spokane entrepreneur and businessman who owned and operated the Diamond Drill Contracting Company-one of the first companies in town to manufacture mining machinery. The house is historically significant for its association with the early development of Spokane's northwest corridor along the bluff overlooking the Spokane River, and for its association with Knight. It is also architecturally significant for its unique American Four Square Style adaptation and artistic elements designed by master architect Kirtland Cutter. The Knight House retains excellent integrity, displays superb craftsmanship, and bespeaks the creative genius of the man who designed it.


U. S. Census Information


1930 WA>Spokane>Spokane E. H. Knight 65 CAN mine driller, Regina M. 65 ? IN, Hellen Wordberg 17 MN lodger