seattle's spooky architecture11:00 AM
We all have one in our neighborhood. We're all guilty of walking by it, sneaking peeks, trying to get a glimpse of something inside... In honor of Halloween, we’ve collected a few of our favorite spooky, haunted, and historic buildings from the Seattle Area and surrounding. Take a look…. You never know which one might be hiding in your neighborhood!
Perhaps one of the best known “haunted” buildings in Seattle, The Sorrento Hotel, built in 1909, is located in the First Hill neighborhood. Still a well-known and oft-frequented establishment today, it is rumored to host local ghost, Alice B. Toklas (the muse behind Gertrude Stein’s famous book), who roams the 4th floor. The hotel fondly refers to her as their friendly ghost and honors her memory with a special drink on their menu at the Dunbar Room.
|The Sorrento Hotel under construction in 1909|
|The Sorrento Hotel Today|
|West Seattle High School back in 1917|
|West Seattle High School today|
|Georgetown Castle after it was completed in 1902|
|Georgetown Castle today, after restoration|
|Harvard Exit Theatre as the Women's Century Club|
|Harvard Exit Theatre today|
|Butterworth Building as the city's first mortuary|
|Butterworth Building as Kell's today|