WeWork Photo: WeWork

In October of this year, the global co-working brand, WeWork, will take over the historic 125-year-old Holyoke Building in downtown Seattle.

Each floor will provide office space to members who pay a monthly fee to be part of the WeWork community. All WeWork community members will have unlimited building access which includes fully stocked kitchens, meeting space and even showers.

The Holyoke Building is the second WeWork space in Seattle. The New York-based company opened its first Seattle location in 2014, occupying the first three floors of 500 Yale Avenue in South Lake Union.

Holyoke Exterior 2-compressed Photo: WeWork

The building, a state-registered landmark, has undergone countless upgrades and has been home to a wide variety of tenants since it was completed in 1890 when it became the first building to be completed and opened after the Great Seattle Fire.

Years later, the roaring ‘20s brought in a host of inhabitants such as artists, social club patrons and even Nellie Cornish who later went on to establish the Cornish College of the Arts.

In 2015, the nearly 40,000 square foot building offers five floors plus a basement. With much of the original architecture still intact, it’s no wonder the new tenants are looking to once again fill the space with creative minds and entrepreneurs.

In 2013, Seattle real estate company Martin Smith Inc. purchased the building for $7.4 million. Since then, it has continued to house multiple tenants until WeWork finalized its agreement to take over the space.

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