AKA: Savoy Hotel #2, Pioneer Square, Seattle, WA

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

Designers: Schack, James H., Architect (firm); Olof E. Hanson (architect); James Hansen Schack Sr. (architect)

Dates: constructed 1905-1906, demolished 1986

12 stories

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1220 2nd Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101-2926

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Approximately 1220 Second Avenue; Second Avenue and University Street.

Building History

Seattle architect Olof Hanson (1862-1933) contributed to the design of this building within the office of James H. Schack (1871-1933).

Initially, the masonry-clad Savoy Hotel was to contain eight floors. In 1930, the hotel's advertising noted that it had 200 rooms and was managed by C.D. Trotter. The hotel maintained its own cafe and coffee shop. Prices ranged from $2-4 for a room with a bath (one person), $3-6 (two persons with bath), to $1.50-2.00 (one person, no bath) and $3.00-3.50 (two persons, no bath). (See Seattle, Washington, City Directory, 1930, p. 1856.)

This twelve-story brick hotel was demolished to make way, in part, for the 55-story Washington Mutual Tower #1.

Building Notes

The three-story Berkshire Building was located next door c. 1907; the Pantages Office Building #1 also was a neighbor at 1200 2nd Avenue.


The Hotel Savoy #2 was demolished on 08/31/1986; the Washington Mutual Tower #1, 1985-1988, occupied much of this block in 2008.

PCAD id: 7027