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Property Name Calhoun Hotel
Reference Number 13000208
State Washington
County King
Town Seattle
Street Address 2000 Second Avenue, Seattle, WA
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 04/23/2013
Areas of Significance ARCHITECTURE, COMMERCE
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The Calhoun Hotel is eligible for individual listing in the National Register of Historic Places at the local level of significance under Criteria A and C. The period of significance begins and ends in 1910 with the building's completion. The building is eligible under Criterion A for the area of significance of Commerce due to its association with the pattern of events shaping the character and role of Seattle's Belltown neighborhood. The Calhoun Hotel serves as an excellent example of mid-priced hotel construction in Seattle's Belltown neighborhood driven by the second 1903-1911 Denny Regrade project. The building is also eligible under Criterion C as a noteworthy and mostly intact example of Italian Renaissance Revival architecture as designed by Seattle architect William P. (W.P.) White.


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Properties are listed in the National Register of Historic Places under four criteria: A, B, C, and D. For information on what these criterion are and how they are applied, please see our Bulletin on How to Apply the National Register Criteria