Few could conceive of a more glorious hotel than Seattle’s grand Olympic

After naming and complimenting several other Seattle hotels, she concluded, “There will never be anything like Seattle’s Olympic Hotel again.” asserts The Olympic Hotel was built around the city’s cherished theater, The Metropolitan, seen here at bottom left.The Times coverage called it “the hotel of Seattle’s dreams.”

Construction on the 450-guest-room hotel began in earnest on April 1, 1923.Early in the 20th century, Webster and Stevens moved their studio into the Seattle Times Building and handled the newspaper’s editorial photography.Begun in 1923, the Olympic (now the Fairmont Olympic) was described as ‘the hotel of Seattle’s dreams.’

HERE IS ANOTHER offering from the Webster and Stevens collection, held in the library of the Museum of History & Industry.

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