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Image: WH-001 The Hotel Winthrop opened with much fanfare on May 16, 1925.  Planned, financed and built by Tacomans, the massive hotel was located in the heart of the city's business district.  It sought to attract visitors, both business and recreational, with 260 spacious guest rooms and  fine dining.  Realizing that many visitors utilized Tacoma as a stop-over en route to Rainier National Park, the Winthrop permitted the park company to occupy a section of the hotel to advertise their services. Sightseeing cars, or buses, left on regular intervals from the hotel.  The first permanent manager of the Winthrop, Ray Clark, reminisced in a News Tribune February 28, 1965, article that parties of tourists who came from the East to visit Mount Rainier (known as Mount Tacoma locally) were a good source of income for the hotel.  The Winthrop became used to seeing parties of 200 or more spend a night at the hotel, visit the mountain by bus, and then return to spend another night at the Winthrop before catching trains back East.  (TNT 2-28-65)   TPL-9730
Image: WH-001 The Hotel Winthrop opened with much fanfare on May 16, 1925. Planned, financed and built by Tacomans, the massive hotel was located in the heart of the city's business district. It sought to attract visitors, both business and recreational, with 260 spacious guest rooms and fine dining. ...
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