27 August, 2008

New Washington Hotel, Seattle Postcard

The postcard shows the New Washington Hotel. Built in 1890 as the 100-room Denny Hotel atop Denny Hill in Seattle, the hotel never opened it's doors. James Moore bought the hotel in 1903 and renamed it The Washington. In May of 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt visited Seattle and was given keys as the first guest of The Washington. The hotel was razed in 1906-07 when the hill was graded flat. In 1908 Thomas Moore built a 300 room hotel on Second Avenue & Stewart St. and called it the New Washington Hotel. From 1959 to 1964 it was known as the Doric New Washington Hotel.

New Washington Hotel Postcard

In 1963 New Washington Hotel was purchased by the Catholic Archdiocese of Seattle as a retirement residence for Catholics. Later, it was acquired by Josephinum Associates, a limited partnership in which an affiliate of Catholic Charities of Western Washington is a general partner. Josephinum was opened up to all low-income citizens in January 1990, and is valued at about $7 million. It has been designated as a national historic building.

Located at 2nd Avenue and Stewart Street, Seattle, WA

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