Pioneer Square Heritage District, Seattle Photos

Seattle's Pioneer Square Heritage District bounded roughly by Yesler, Alaska, Jackson & 2nd Avenues contains a rich collection of brick & stone buildings dating mostly from after the fire of June 6, 1889. The area grew wealthy selling supplies to miners heading for the Klondike Gold Rush. It is now an active tourist district. It's most notable building is the Pioneer Building.

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Smith Tower & Occidental Park from Columbia Center Sky View. Seattle, WA.Sidewalk cafe in Occidental Park with Smith Tower & Columbia Center beyond. Seattle, WA.Totem poles by Duane Pasco in Occidental Park of Pioneer Square historic district. Seattle, WA.Detail of totem pole by Duane Pasco in Occidental Park. Seattle, WA.
Smith Tower & Occidental Park from Columbia Center Sky View. Seattle, WA.Sidewalk cafe in Occidental Park with Smith Tower & Columbia Center beyond. Seattle, WA.Totem poles (1980s) by Duane Pasco in Occidental Park of Pioneer Square historic district. Seattle, WA.Detail of totem pole (1980s) by Duane Pasco in Occidental Park. Seattle, WA.
Man riding tail of a whale totem pole by Duane Pasco in Occidental Park. Seattle, WA.Bear totem pole by Duane Pasco in Occidental Park. Seattle, WA.Fearsome Tsonogua pole by Duane Pasco in Occidental Park. Seattle, WA.Grand Central Arcade on Occidental Park of Pioneer Square historic district. Seattle, WA.
Man riding tail of a whale totem pole (1980s) by Duane Pasco in Occidental Park. Seattle, WA.Bear totem pole (1980s) by Duane Pasco in Occidental Park. Seattle, WA.Fearsome Tsonogua pole (1980s) by Duane Pasco in Occidental Park. Seattle, WA.Grand Central Arcade on Occidental Park of Pioneer Square historic district. Seattle, WA.
Union Trust Annex building. Seattle, WA.Stone & brick heritage building near Occidental Park. Seattle, WA.Delmar Building near Occidental Park. Seattle, WA.Delmar Building near Occidental Park. Seattle, WA.
Union Trust Annex building (117-119 S. Main St. at Occidental Park). Seattle, WA.Stone & brick heritage building (109 S. Main St.) near Occidental Park. Seattle, WA.Delmar Building (108-112 S. Main St.) near Occidental Park. Seattle, WA.Delmar Building (108 Main St.) near Occidental Park. Seattle, WA.
Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park in restored Cadillac Hotel. Seattle, WA.Pottery shop opposite Occidental Park. Seattle, WA.Interurban Building. Seattle, WA.Lion on corner entrance of Interurban Building. Seattle, WA.
Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park in restored Cadillac Hotel (319 2nd Ave. S.). Seattle, WA. Pottery shop opposite Occidental Park. Seattle, WA.Interurban Building (1890) (originally Pacific Block) (157 Yesler Way). Seattle, WA. Architect: John Parkinson.Lion on corner entrance of Interurban Building. Seattle, WA.
Interurban Building, once offices of Puget Sound Electric Railway Interurban Line. Seattle, WA.Romanesque revival building on corner of Occidental Park at Yesler. Seattle, WA.Historic 1st Ave. South of Pioneer Square seen from Columbia Center Sky View. Seattle, WA.Historic west side of 100 block of 1st Ave. S. with Maynard Building ; Northern Hotel by Charles W. Saunders; Schwabacher plus Yesler Buildings both by Elmer Fisher. Seattle, WA.
Interurban Building, once offices of Puget Sound Electric Railway Interurban Line. Seattle, WA.Romanesque revival building (1889) on corner of Occidental Park at Yesler. Seattle, WA.Historic 1st Ave. South of Pioneer Square seen from Columbia Center Sky View. Seattle, WA.Historic west side of 100 block of 1st Ave. S. with Maynard Building (1892); Northern Hotel (1889) by Charles W. Saunders; Schwabacher plus Yesler Buildings (1890) both by Elmer Fisher. Seattle, WA.
Maynard Building facade. Seattle, WA.Maynard Building on Pioneer Square. Seattle, WA.Mutual Life Building at Yesler & First Ave. on Pioneer Square. Seattle, WA.Pioneer Building. Seattle, WA.
Maynard Building facade. Seattle, WA.Maynard Building (1892) on Pioneer Square. Seattle, WA. Architect: Albert Wickersham.Mutual Life Building at Yesler & First Ave. on Pioneer Square. Seattle, WA.Pioneer Building (1892) (6 floors) (600 1st Ave.). Seattle, WA. Architect: Elmer H. Fisher.
Pioneer Building from ground level. Seattle, WA.Front facade of Pioneer Building. Seattle, WA.Pioneer Building entrance arch & stone carvings. Seattle, WA.Pioneer Square pergola arched roof. Seattle, WA.
Pioneer Building from ground level. Seattle, WA.Front facade of Pioneer Building. Seattle, WA.Pioneer Building entrance arch & stone carvings. Seattle, WA.Pioneer Square pergola arched roof. Seattle, WA.
Pioneer Square pergola ironwork details. Seattle, WA.Pioneer Square pergola lamps. Seattle, WA.Pioneer Square pergola built as streetcar shelter for Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition. Seattle, WA.Heritage building at Cherry St. at 1st Ave. Seattle, WA.
Pioneer Square pergola ironwork details. Seattle, WA.Pioneer Square pergola lamps. Seattle, WA.Pioneer Square pergola (1909) built as streetcar shelter for Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition. Seattle, WA.Heritage building at Cherry St. at 1st Ave. Seattle, WA.
Hoge Building; Dexter Horton Building by John Graham & Assoc.; & Arctic Club along Cherry St. Seattle, WA.Arctic Club. Seattle, WA.Walrus sculptures ring third floor of Arctic Club. Seattle, WA.Walrus sculpture & terra cotta details of Arctic Club. Seattle, WA.
Hoge Building; Dexter Horton Building (1924) (14 floors) by John Graham & Assoc.; & Arctic Club along Cherry St. Seattle, WA.Arctic Club (1917) (9 floors) (700 3rd Ave. at Cherry) (now a hotel). Seattle, WA. Architect: George Lawton & A.W. Gould. On National Register.Walrus sculptures ring third floor of Arctic Club. Seattle, WA.Walrus sculpture & terra cotta details of Arctic Club. Seattle, WA.
Upper story terra cotta details of Arctic Club. Seattle, WA.Hoge Building. Seattle, WA.Row of lions along top floor of Hoge Building. Seattle, WA.Lowman Building. Seattle, WA.
Upper story terra cotta details of Arctic Club. Seattle, WA.Hoge Building (1911) (17 floors) (705 2nd Ave.). Seattle, WA. Architect: Bebb & Mendel. On National Register.Row of lions along top floor of Hoge Building. Seattle, WA.Lowman Building (1907) (10 floors) (107 Cherry St.). Seattle, WA. Architect: Emil DeNeuf & Augustus Heide.

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