AKA: Grand Pacific Hotel, Downtown, Seattle, WA; Colonial Grand Pacific Condominiums, Downtown, Seattle, WA

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

Designers: [unspecified]

Dates: constructed 1890

4 stories

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1115 1st Avenue
Downtown, Seattle, WA 98101

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The Grand Pacific Hotel occupied 1115-1117 1st Avenue in Seattle.

Overview

In the early 1900s, the first floor of this building was occupied by the Seattle Woolen Mill Company Store, the upper floors by the Grand Pacific Hotel.

Building History

Ye Kenilworth Inn operated in this building by 1892, a hotel managed by Minnie Hayward; it continued renting rooms until at least 1897. The Grand Pacific Hotel began in this space in 1902, a year after its next-door neighbor, the Colonial Hotel, finished in 1901. The Grand Pacific served as one of Seattle's better hotels during its first 20 years, becoming eclipsed by newer ones built in the 1920s, most notably the Olympic, (listed in PCAD as "Community Hotel Corporation, Olympic Hotel #2, Downtown, Seattle, WA,") built by the Community Hotel Corporation in 1923-1924. The "Grand Pacific" name for a hotel probably was inspired by John Drake's well-known Grand Pacific Hotel #2 that operated on a block bounded by Clark, LaSalle, Quincy and Jackson Streets in Chicago, IL, between 1873 and 1895.

In 1981, the Grand Pacific and Colonial Hotels were joined into a single condomimium building, the "Colonial Grand Pacific Condominiums."

Building Notes

The Grand Pacific Hotel was listed on the National Register of Historic Places, 05/13/1982.

National Register of Historic Places: 82004232 NRHP Images (pdf) NHRP Registration Form (pdf)

PCAD id: 6276