Address: 509 - 3rd Avenue
Date Built: 1908
Original Architect/Builder: James Schack and Daniel Huntington, Architects, Cawsey and Lohse, Contractor
Description: Irregular fenestration, decorative masonry features with ecletic detailing
Original Owners : Unknown
Historic Seattle's Role:
Morrison Hotel/ Photo: property of MOHAI
The Morrison Hotel originally housed the Arctic Club, a social organization for veterans of the Klondike Gold Rush . The September 14, 1912 issue of the Pacific Builder and Engineer described the building as the “richest and most commodious home of any social organization west of Chicago.” In 2004 while renovating both the interior and exterior of the building, Morrison Hotel LLC gave Historic Seattle an exterior facade easement for the purpose of preserving the building's exterior appearance and materials.
Current and Future Uses:
Morrison Hotel/ Photo: Marissa Natkin
The Morrison Hotel has played a vital role in providing emergency shelter and
services to disabled homeless adults in Seattle. This 190 unit apartment
building provides a range of support services to men and women with mental
disorders, addictive illnesses and physical disabilities.