Space Needle 400 Broad Street, Seattle, Washington. Built in 1962. The Space Needle was built, in less than one year, for the 1962 world's fair as a collaboration between John Graham and Edward E. Carlson. It was built to withstand many of nature's forces with elaborate earthquake protection and the ability to barely sway in wind speeds up to 200 miles per hour. 

Space Needle

400 Broad Street, Seattle, Washington.

Built in 1962.

The Space Needle was built, in less than one year, for the 1962 world's fair as a collaboration between John Graham and Edward E. Carlson.

It was built to withstand many of nature's forces with elaborate earthquake protection and the ability to barely sway in wind speeds up to 200 miles per hour. 

Hotel Max 623 Stewart Street, Seattle, Washington. Built in 1926. Hotel Max began as the "Vance Hotel," a building with a large neon sign served as a landmark to Seattle. It became Hotel Max in 2005 and still stands with a large neon sign and the same Beaux Arts Classical Eclectic style.

Hotel Max

623 Stewart Street, Seattle, Washington.

Built in 1926.

Hotel Max began as the "Vance Hotel," a building with a large neon sign served as a landmark to Seattle. It became Hotel Max in 2005 and still stands with a large neon sign and the same Beaux Arts Classical Eclectic style.

Sentinel 614 Southwest 11th Avenue, Portland, Oregon. Built in 1909.  From its build date in 1909, this terracotta facaded building has served Portland as a hotel. The building was originally named the Seward Hotel. It became the Governor Hotel in 1931 and entered its current iteration in 2012. The Sentinel is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Sentinel

614 Southwest 11th Avenue, Portland, Oregon.

Built in 1909. 

From its build date in 1909, this terracotta facaded building has served Portland as a hotel. The building was originally named the Seward Hotel. It became the Governor Hotel in 1931 and entered its current iteration in 2012. The Sentinel is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Hotel deLuxe 729 SW 15th Avenue, Portland, Oregon. Built in 1912. Hotel deLuxe began in 1012 as Hotel Mallory, named for its commissioner, Rufus Mallory. It entered its current iteration in 2006 after a large renovation.

Hotel deLuxe

729 SW 15th Avenue, Portland, Oregon.

Built in 1912.

Hotel deLuxe began in 1012 as Hotel Mallory, named for its commissioner, Rufus Mallory. It entered its current iteration in 2006 after a large renovation.

The Edith Macefield House 1438 NW 46th Street, Seattle, Washington. Built c. 1900. The story of the Edith Macefield house became widely known after the 2009 Pixar movie “Up,” based on Edith’s story, was released. Macefield was offered a reported one millions dollars in 2006 to sell her house in order to make way for a commercial development. She turned it down making herself and her house folk heroes. The five-story development was still built, but instead of taking over the space of her property, it surrounds it.  Macefield died in her house in 2008, and the fate of her house is currently unknown. Fundraising efforts have been put into place to relocate the house.

The Edith Macefield House

1438 NW 46th Street, Seattle, Washington.

Built c. 1900.

The story of the Edith Macefield house became widely known after the 2009 Pixar movie “Up,” based on Edith’s story, was released. Macefield was offered a reported one millions dollars in 2006 to sell her house in order to make way for a commercial development. She turned it down making herself and her house folk heroes. The five-story development was still built, but instead of taking over the space of her property, it surrounds it. 

Macefield died in her house in 2008, and the fate of her house is currently unknown. Fundraising efforts have been put into place to relocate the house.

Hotel Murano 1320 Broadway Plaza, Tacoma, Washington. Named "Murano" for an island near Italy, famed for its glass art, the Hotel Murano features a large private collection of art and glass from around the world.

Hotel Murano

1320 Broadway Plaza, Tacoma, Washington.

Named "Murano" for an island near Italy, famed for its glass art, the Hotel Murano features a large private collection of art and glass from around the world.

Hotel Lucia 400 SW Broadway, Portland, Oregon. Built in 1909. Built in 1909 by Phil Metschan, a German immigrant and entrepreneur, the Hotel Lucia was a new expansion for the pre-existing Imperial Hotel. The Imperial split in 1949 into two independent hotels, one of which became Lucia years later and the other became Hotel deLuxe, Lucia's sister hotel.

Hotel Lucia

400 SW Broadway, Portland, Oregon.

Built in 1909.

Built in 1909 by Phil Metschan, a German immigrant and entrepreneur, the Hotel Lucia was a new expansion for the pre-existing Imperial Hotel. The Imperial split in 1949 into two independent hotels, one of which became Lucia years later and the other became Hotel deLuxe, Lucia's sister hotel.

The Roosevelt 1531 7th Avenue, Seattle, Washington. Built in 1929.  Built in the post-WWI skyscraper boom in Seattle, The Roosevelt aimed to mimic the towering buildings of New York City. The art deco building was designed by John Graham Sr., a prominent Seattle architect.

The Roosevelt

1531 7th Avenue, Seattle, Washington.

Built in 1929. 

Built in the post-WWI skyscraper boom in Seattle, The Roosevelt aimed to mimic the towering buildings of New York City. The art deco building was designed by John Graham Sr., a prominent Seattle architect.