|Title||C.C. Calkins Hotel, East Seattle, ca. 1889 |
|Photographer||Boyd, William F. |
|Date||ca. 1889 |
|Caption||Wisconsin-born C.C. Calkins arrived in Seattle in 1887 and bought a homestead at the north end of Mercer Island. By 1890, he had laid out the town of East Seattle and built an elegant resort hotel. The hotel flourished for a few years but closed during the national depression of 1893. After serving as a school, a sanatorium and a boarding house, the building burned in 1908.|
This photo, taken around 1889, shows the Calkins Hotel on Mercer Island, Washington. Visitors could stay in one of the hotel's 24 guest rooms, converse in the large parlors or go dancing in the ballroom. With its turrets, deep porches and fancy spindlework, the large wooden Queen Anne-style building was typical of its time.
|Notes||Caption on verso: W.F. [Boyd[, [Portrait] & View [Photography], Seattle W.T.|
Handwritten on verso: East Seattle Hotel on Mercer Island.
Caption by MOHAI staff.
|Subjects||Hotels--Washington (State)--Mercer Island |
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Mercer Island |
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||2002.50.80 |
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|Credit Line||Museum of History & Industry, Seattle; All Rights Reserved |
|Repository||Museum of History & Industry, Seattle (MOHAI) |
|Repository Collection||Michael Cirelli Collection |
|Physical Description||1 photographic print mounted on cardboard: b&w; 6 x 8 in. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from original print as a 3000 pixel TIFF image in 24-bit RGB color, resized to 640 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop 6.0 and its JPEG quality measurement 3. |