Structure Type: built works - commercial buildings - stores; built works - dwellings -public accommodations - hotels

Designers: Josenhans and Allan, Architects (firm); Norris Best Allan (architect); Timotheus Anton Christof Josenhans (architect)

Dates: constructed 1901-1902

3 stories

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2301 1st Avenue
Belltown, Seattle, WA 98121

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Building History

During their 13-year partnership, the architectural tandem of Josenhans and Allan was highly prolific. In 1901, they designed this three-story masonry commercial building for owners Keene and Smith. The Seattle Daily Times said of this new hotel/store building in 10/1901: "Josenhans & Allan have prepared plans for a brick block, 60x111, three stories high, with full basement, for Keene & Smith. The building will be erected on the corner of First avenue and Bell street. The main floor will be for business purposes, having three stories on First avenue and one on Bell. The upper floor will contain sixty-three rooms and is to be used for a hotel." (See "Real Estate and Building News: New Houses Illustrated," Seattle Daily Times, 10/16/1901, p. 21.) It was completed in 1902.

PCAD id: 24787