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JEAN SHERRARD
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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Rowe’s Belltown Row, ca. 1888-’89

NOW: In 1910, Hotel Grace took the place of the attached storefronts farthest to the south (on the left). Soon renamed the Apex Hotel, it served the single men who required “cheap digs” in the often-depressed Belltown neighborhood. Later, the vacant hotel’s two top floors were made over into a “limited-equity housing co-op” named the Apex Belltown Co-op, which opened in 1984 with the author one of its first residents.