1889: Named the “J & H Hotel building” it was built for Captain J.H. Marshall after the Great Seattle Fire of 1889. Like all the buildings on the block, it housed a business on the ground floor and a hotel on top.
1906 to 1916: It was known as the “J & M Saloon”.
1921: The cafe served “soft drinks” and meals.
1974: The J & M served as the backdrop for a scene in the John Wayne movie, 'McQ'.
1980s: A hydroplane named after the restaurant, the U-9 J&M Café (Wil Muncey) roared briefly on Lake Washington.