King County Landmarks: Commercial Hotel (1913), Carnation
Address: 31933 W Rutherford Street, Carnation. Small hotels played a significant role in the economic and social development of King County's rural communities by providing temporary housing for newly arrived workers drawn by opportunities in booming logging and agriculture operations. Constructed in 1913, the two-story Commercial Hotel provided lodging for newcomers and a community gathering place in its restaurant.
The hotel's street-front commercial space was demolished during the Depression, and the hotel rooms converted to apartments.