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Bill Cotter

Anyone recognize this hotel?

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A visitor to the Fair took a picture of their hotel - the aptly named "Hotel Seattle". The smaller building to the right was named the Buchanan "Apt-Hotel" - and it has a vacancy! Anyone able to show what this looks like today?

Newly restored 35mm slide dated June 1962.

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Not to be cynical, but this looks like a skid row hotel that the owner slapped a coat of paint on, installed some awnings, new signage and some flags, and laid in waiting for unsuspecting World's Fair visitors who had failed to make lodging reservations in advance.

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The Buchanan especially appears to be a building that was old enough to be partially buried when the street was filled in.

The location must be somewhere south of the Space Needle, but it could be in a wide range from SE to SW. Many of the possible locations have been built up, or don't have overhead electric wires at present; or have a steeper slope, etc. I guess there's a good chance these buildings no longer exist.

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