Carlton Center (CAR)

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Carlton Center

Physical address

1551 Broadway [map]

Do not send mail to this address. The mailing address for all UW Tacoma offices is 1900 Commerce Street, Tacoma, WA 98402-3100.

Note: Construction next to the Carlton Center has blocked vehicle access to Broadway north of 17th Street.

Offices and services
Office Room
Advancement, Office of CAR 200
Alumni Relations CAR 200
Cashier's Office CAR 400
Finance CAR 400
Finance & Administration CAR 400
Human Resources CAR 400
Professional Development Center CAR 200


Built 1909 / Renovated 1985

Originally built as the high-end Carlton Hotel — 32 of the 120 rooms even had a private bath — the building served railroad passengers for many years.  Owner Anton Huth named the hotel after his son. Later owners changed the name to the Earle Hotel.

It was one of the earliest restoration projects in the Union Station Historic District and now serves as office space for a variety of tenants, including the University of Washington Tacoma.