The Arctic Building, 1919


In 1908, an Arctic Club was formed in Seattle. This photograph was taken by Webster and Stevens in 1919 of the Arctic Building. Arctic Club members commissioned A. Warren Gould in 1916 to design the Arctic Building at 306 Cherry Street. Originally the Arctic Club was located at Third Avenue and Jefferson Street. No less than 27 terra-cotta walrus heads adorned the exterior of the third floor. Originally the walrus tusks were made of ivory. The Arctic Building was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1978 and has been reborn as the Arctic Club Hotel. (Courtesy Pemco Webster and Stevens Collection)

As featured in Images of America - Seattle's Historic Hotels.

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