Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Milwaukee Cafe

7th and Jackson, Chinatown

The word "Milwaukee" appears a lot here in Seattle, mostly regarding Milwaukee Tool Company. In this case though, this was the old Milwaukee Cafe which was attached to the Milwaukee Hotel. The adjacency of this hotel to Union Station indicates it was referencing Milwaukee Road, which was the parent company of the Oregon and Washington Railroad that Union Station served. Though the name of the hotel and cafe pays homage to the railroad, according to it was built in 1911 by Chinese Consul Goon Dip and was a major impetus for development of Seattle's second Chinatown.

"American and Chinese Dishes Open 2 A.M to 1 A.M".

The rest is illegible, though I can make out "25 C" just below.

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