AKA: Hotel Morrison, Pioneer Square, Seattle, WA; Hotel Seward, Pioneer Square, Seattle, WA

Structure Type: built works - recreation areas and structures

Designers: Schack and Huntington, Architects (firm); Daniel Riggs Huntington Sr. (architect); James Hansen Schack Sr. (architect)

Dates: constructed 1908-1909

509 3rd Avenue
Pioneer Square, Seattle, WA 98104-3282

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3rd Avenue and Yesler Way.

The Arctic Club Building #1 opened at the same time as the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific (AYP) Exposition held on the University of Washington Campus.

In 2001, the Downtown Emergency Service Center operated a 205-bed overnight shelter for the homeless in Downtown Seattle, WA. Architect and historian Susan Boyle has noted that during the brief partnership of Daniel Huntington and James H. Schack, Sr., Schack was probably responsible for the design of two major buildings: "Records from City of Seattle Landmarks Nominations and other sources suggest Schack was the designer of these two buildings [1st Methodist Episcopal #2 and the Arctic Club Building #1]." (See Susan Boyle, BOLA Architects, "The Baroness Apartment Hotel 1005 Spring Street, Seattle Landmark Nomination Report,"Accessed 06/03/2010.)

The Downtown Emergency Service Center (DESC) spent $27 million to upgrgade the Hotel Morrison for its low-income residents. In the 1990s, the hotel had a bad reputation in the neighborhood, as a site for drug dealing and sexual assaults. By 2006, the DESC had been able to bring about improvements in the facility.

PCAD id: 8294