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An early ca. 1912 look into the neighborhood during construction of the Smith Tower. The Rainier Club is easily found at the southeast corner of Marion and 4th. Behind it is First Methodist Church and bside it the Burnett Family home and namesake three-story apartment/hotel. The three structures facing Columbia Street at its northwest corner with Fifth Avenue are treat with their own feature a few presentations below, as is the Colman mansion across Columbia Street at its southeast corner with Fourth Avenue. The cleared block between 5th and 6th Avenues and Columbia and Marion Streets was home for the Rainier Hotel, about which something will be added in the next feature below.

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