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Tacoma-Pierce County Buildings Index - Image Display     (new Building search)
Displaying Record #17800
AddressBuiltDemolishedStyleRegistry?Images?
1552 JEFFERSON AVE., Tacoma19098 Images
Carlton Hotel
Anton Huth, builder
C.A. Darmer, arch.
Peterman, contr.
-opened 8/7/1909
-named for Anton Huth's son, Carlton
-later occupied by the Earle Hotel
-rehab c.1985, renamed Carlton Center
-adjoining parking garage at 1548 Commerce St.
added in 1987, improved in 1992
-site includes 1550-56 Jefferson Ave.,
1549-55 Broadway, 1550-56 Commerce St.
-partial plans at the Univ. of Wash.,
Special Collections Dept.
TDL 9/15/1907 p.17 Contemplates fine hotel (Huth
purchases lots)
TDL 10/27/1907 p.38 Another hotel is projected
TDL 11/3/1907 p.39 (construction delayed due
to City's sidewalks encroaching on property)
TDL 8/14/1908 p.5 A. Huth's six-story hotel
TDL 8/30/1908 p.23 (Western Truck Co., contr.
for excavation)
TDL 9/13/1908 p.35 Builders unearth stump
of old tree
TDL 10/11/1908 p.35 (progress)
TDL 11/15/1908 p.35 (progress)
TDL 11/22/1908 p.35 Contracts are awarded
TDL 12/6/1908 p.27 (progress)
TDL 1/31/1909 p.36 New Huth hotel four stories up
TDL 2/14/1909 Workmen make rapid progress
TDL 2/21/1909 p.33 (il under construction)
TDL 3/7/1909 p.36 Busy building season is on
TDN 3/12/1909 p.10 (il under construction)
TDL 3/28/1909 p.44 Rapid progress ...
TDL 5/16/1909 p.44 New hotel to open in July (il)
TDL 6/20/1909 p.37 New hotel nearly complete
T.Times 8/6/1909 p.8 Grand opening (ad,il)
TDL 8/7/1909 p.7 Carlton Hotel open to public
T.Tribune 1/16/1913 p.1 Fenton H. Goss is suicide
in Tacoma hotel
TDL 1/17/1913 p.5 Goss carries out threat
of suicide
TDL 2/19/1913 (il)
TDL 11/2/1913 p.1 Police quell rioters after
football contest
TNL 2/3/1918 p.A12 Carlton pleases him
(Carroll Davis purchases bldg.)
T.Times 8/25/1925 Many interesting features
are noted in Hotel Carlton pictures (il,interior il)
TNT 1/10/1949 p.1 Jail three in holdup
TNT 4/7/1949 Carlton Hotel property sold
(purchased by Frank Magrini)
TNT 5/23/1950 p.4 (alterations by
C.F. Davidson Co., contr.)
TNT 10/20/1950 p.17 (permit for alterations
taken by Mrs. Dorothy Harridine)
TNT 12/16/1951 p.A1 Magrini denies that
he ran out (mention that Frank Magrini
named the Earle Hotel)
TNT 3/2/1952 p.A16 Air raid shelters ...
TNT 7/23/1956 p.1 Three injured in two
downtown hotel fires
TNT 2/15/1957 p.6 Sold to Widbey man
(Clifford Toskey purchases bldg. from
Frank Magrini) (il)
TNT 4/23/1959 p.D5 Man found shot
in hotel
TNT 1/18/1960 p.9 Woman, four tots
survive car run away (il)
TNT 3/29/1961 p.A16 Tavern bandit quickly
caught with money (incident at the
1555 Broadway Tavern)
TNT 8/10/1964 p.21 Fireman hurt in hotel
fire; $4,700 loss
TNT 2/17/1978 p.C11 Hotel's heat off;
elders must move
TNT 2/24/1978 Troubled hotel owner to
sell the Carlton
TNT 3/3/1978 p.A3 Ex-owner takes over hotel
TNT 3/7/1978 p.B13 Heat stirs circulation
back into listless hotel
TNT 5/11/1978 Fire injures hotel resident
TNT 11/26/1978 Restoring old glory to hotel
TNT 8/10/1979 Morning fire hits Carlton Hotel
apartment (il)
TNT 11/4/1984 p.I3 Rescue Mission eyes Carlton
as new home (il)
(Catalog)307.76 Un3T p.39
(Catalog)338.973 P83Pt 1918 p.62 (il)
(Catalog)720.979 D25R p.19
(Catalog)917.972 Of3P p.4 (interior iI)
(Catalog)917.972 T11Co p.24 (il)
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Carlton Center
TNT 8/17/1985 p.F1 (bldg. rehab)
TNT 7/25/1992 p.B4 Among office renovations,
the Carlton is underappreciated gem
TNT 7/13/2002 p.A1 City buying hotel for more
than its worth (for City computer project) (il)
TNT 7/17/2003 p.A1 Buy, don't lease, Tacoma
leaders decide
Business Examiner 8/5/2002 p.9 UWT doesn't
have designs on Carlton (il)
TNT 10/22/2003 p.B1 Tacoma owns building,
but workers can't use it; Federal deal came
with caveats ...
T.Weekly 10/23/2003 p.A1 City struggles
with role as Carlton landlord (il)

TNT = Tacoma News Tribune
TDL = Tacoma Daily Ledger
T.Times = Tacoma Times


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