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

Designers: Graham, John and Company, Architects and Engineers (firm); John Graham Sr. (architect/engineer); Harold Lockland (architectural designer)

Dates: constructed 1928-1929

20 stories

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1531 7th Avenue
Downtown, Seattle , WA 98101-1703

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In 2014, the Roosevelt Hotel had 20 floors with 151 rooms, of which 13 were suites. The Roosevelt also maintained a small fitness room on its second floor.

The stepped-back massing, emphatic vertical lines separating windows and flat top of the Roosevelt Hotel suggested a debt to Eliel Saarinen's 1922 Tribune Tower Competition Entry. Saarinen's composition, although it did not win first prize, exerted significant impact on American skyscraper design of the mid-late 1920s. A pencil presentation drawing by Harry Lockland dating 1930 is preserved in the UW Libraries, Department of Special Collections, Seattle, WA. (SeeAccessed 09/28/2009.) Tel: 206.621.1200 (2006).

The Roosevelt closed during the 1980s, reopening in 1989, renovated. Another renovation occurred in 2005.

PCAD id: 6458