AKA: Milwaukee Hotel, International District, Seattle, WA; Goon Dip Young Building, Chinatown, Seattle, WA

Structure Type: built works - dwellings -public accommodations - hotels

Designers: [unspecified]

Dates: constructed 1910-1911

5 stories, total floor area: 86,400 sq. ft.

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668 South King Street
International District, Seattle, WA 98104

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The hotel had an address of 664-668 South King Street.

Building History

Chinese-American businessman Goon Dip erected this hotel in 1910. (See Edward and Elizabeth Burke, Seattle's Nippon Kan, [Seattle: Edward and Elizabeth Burke, 2011], p. 12-13.)

Between 1993 and 2003, members of the Louie and Wong Families owned the Milwaukee Hotel. ABCD Reverse LLC and Chris Koh Reverse LLC purchased the hotel from a Wong Family member for $2.75 million on 10/08/2003. ABCD Reverse LLC and Chris Koh Reverse LLC deeded it to the Milwaukee LLC on 12/28/2010. The building had a taxable value of $8,396,166 in tax year 2020.

Building Notes

Police raided the Milwaukee Hotel on 01/14/1920, charging several guests with smoking opium. The article reported: "As a result of a midnight raid on the Milwaukee hotel, 668 King street, four Chinese and two white women were arrested early Wednesday morning when police broke in on a 'dreamfest.' Two opium pipes and a quantity of yenshee were confiscated, while those who the police allege were smoking opium were charged with disorderly conduct and released under $25 bail each. The Chinese arrested were Yee Ging Ying, a waiter; Lew Leong, a cook; Arthur Wong, a cannery worker, and Lee Lun, a waiter. Helen Faund, a waitress, 25 years old and Violet Russell, a stenographer, 22, were the women arrested. With a quantity of yenshee and an opium outfit in his possession, Dan Raymond, a waiter 23 years old, was arrested in a room at the Federal hotel, Third avenue and Pine street., early Wednesday morning, The arrest was made by Sergeant R.W. Olmsted and Patrolman M.I. Brown." (See See "Opium Confiscated," Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 01/15/1920, p. 2.)

In 2020, the building contained 86,400 gross square feet, 49,733 net. It occupied a 14,400-square-foot (0.33-acre) lot.