AKA: Mercer Island Hotel, Mercer Island, WA; Seattle Hygienic Sanitarium, Mercer Island, WA

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

Designers: Parkinson and Evers, Architects (firm); Cecil Louis Calvert Evers (architect); John Parkinson (architect)

Dates: constructed 1889-1890, demolished 1908

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Mercer Island, WA

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This grand Queen Anne Style hotel operated on the northwest tip of Mercer Island for only 18 years, between 1890 and 1908.

Building History

An early resident of Mercer Island, Charles C. Calkins developed East Seattle, a wealthy residential suburb on the northwest part of the island. In this sub-division, he erected the Calkins Hotel, designed by Seattle architects John Parkinson (1861-1935) and Cecil L.C. Evers (1866-1936). Calkins used a steamboat to ferry guests to-and-from Seattle to his hotel.

Building Notes

The Calkins Hotel was also known as the "East Seattle Hotel."


The former Calkins Hotel burned on 07/02/1908.

PCAD id: 4639