When the Frye Hotel opened for business, President Roosevelt was a guest at the grand opening. That's Theodore Roosevelt. The new hotel was a hot spot for important gatherings and conventions. Like the National Association of Master Horseshoers and Blacksmiths.
The year was 1911. That's three years before the iconic Smith Tower - also pictured above - was constructed.
Today the Frye Hotel has federal landmark status and is part of the Pioneer Square Historic District.