One of my favorite things about Pioneer Square is the sense of History. Pioneer Square is truly one of Seattle’s first neighborhoods. After the great Seattle fire, the neighborhood re-built itself with superb architecture. A focus on masonry was just one of the designs trends that emerged. Timber beam ceilings and exposed brick and concrete were also featured and remain super popular today
LONGEST RUNNING ART WALK IN THE NATION
Did you know that Pioneer Square has the longest running Art Walk in the Nation? Back in 1981 a group of innovative Art Galleries created “First Thursday Art Walk”. It was an effort to build a better sense of community and to support local artists – the “First Thursday” art walk started by locals is still well attended to this day.
PIONEER SQUARE HAS A WATERFALL
Did you know that Pioneer Square has a waterfall? Yep, it’s true. There is 22 foot waterfall in the heart of Pioneer Square. It is a great spot for a book during the summer, a cup of coffee during the winter or for a little mediation after a long day at work.
Located at – 219 Second Ave. S. Seattle, WA 98104
ONCE HOME TO THE TALLEST SKYSCRAPER
(WEST OF THE MISSISSIPPI)
In 1914, Smith Tower became the first skyscraper in Seattle and the tallest building west of the Mississippi River. Right in the heart of Pioneer Square, for more than a century, the Smith Tower has been an icon in the Seattle skyline. In addition to its architectural beauty, the tower is also home to a 35th floor observatory with incredible views
A CITY BELOW THE CITY | SEATTLE UNDERGROUND TOURS
Did you know that there is a city below the City of Seattle? The original Seattle Pioneers built the City on Tidelands. Many of the old buildings and passageways still exist. You can even see original storefronts and 100 year old passageways. Following the Great Seattle Fire of 1889, the City of Seattle that we know today was built