As my readers know, I managed hotels for over 30 years, and I loved every minute of it. The hotel that launched my career was the Carlton Hotel in Tacoma, WA, where I worked while I was attending college in Kirkland, WA.
While looking at some old pictures today, I was struck with the resemblance of the grand Samuel's Hotel in Wallace, and the Carlton in Tacoma. Here they are, side by side.
PS The Carlton still stands but is no longer a hotel, but our beautiful Samuel's was torn down in the 1980's