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  Pioneer Square, Seattle, Washington - Definition, explanation
Pioneer Square is the neighborhood where Seattle, Washington was founded in 1853.
During the Klondike Gold Rush in 1897 and 1898, Seattle was a center for travel to Alaska.
In addition to the totem pole, a wrought-iron Victorian pergola and a bust of Chief Seattle were added to the park in 1909.
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  Pioneer Square, Seattle, Washington - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Pioneer Square is the neighborhood where Seattle, Washington was founded in 1853.
Because of the shift in the street grid north of Yesler, the northern "border" of the neighborhood zigzags along numerous streets.
In the 1960s, Pioneer Square became a target of urban renewal.
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 Downtown Seattle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It is fairly compact compared to other city centers on the West Coast because of its geographical situation: hemmed in on the north and east by hills, on the west by Elliott Bay, and on the south by reclaimed land that was once tidal flats.
Belltown, the Denny Regrade, and the rest of Pioneer Square are sub-neighborhoods of Downtown.
Downtown Seattle's Columbia Center is the tallest building west of the Mississippi River by number of stories, at 76, though there are taller buildings in Texas and California by height.
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 Pioneer Square Seattle
Pioneer Square is Seattle's oldest neighborhood, adjacent to the new, massive sports stadiums for the Seattle Mariners and Seattle Seahawks.
Pioneer Square is a ninety acre historic district, devoted to art, history, culture and entertainment.
Pioneer Square was the city’s first designated historic district and it’s vitality and survival remain a priority today.
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 Pioneer Square, Seattle, Washington: Encyclopedia topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Pioneer Square is the neighborhood (neighborhood: People living near one another) where Seattle, Washington (Seattle, Washington: + style="font-size: larger;"seattle, washington...
By the end of 1889, Seattle had become the largest city in Washington (Washington: A state in northwestern United States on the Pacific) with 40,000 residents.
In the 1960's, Pioneer Square became a target of urban renewal (urban renewal: The clearing and rebuilding and redevelopment of urban slums).
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 Pioneer Square-Skid Road Historic District--Seattle, Washington: A National Register of Historic Places Travel Itinerary
Skid Road and Pioneer Square were the center of the young city of Seattle.
Seattle became America's most important point for travel to and from the Klondike, and the need of "stampeders" for hotels, equipment and mining offices spurred a boom centered in Pioneer Square.
Pioneer Square and Skid Road are discussed in the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park online-lesson plan produced by Teaching with Historic Places, a National Register program that offers classroom-ready lesson plans on properties listed in the Register.
www.cr.nps.gov /nr/travel/seattle/s28.htm   (466 words)

  
 HistoryLink Essay: Downtown Seattle: Pioneer Square -- Thumbnail History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Seattle's early success was guaranteed in 1852 when Henry Yesler (1810-1892) chose the village as the site of Puget Sound's first steam-powered lumber mill (in exchange for generous chunks of the settler's claims).
Pioneer Square's older buildings were badly shaken by a major earthquake in 1949, but man posed a greater threat than nature.
Pioneer Square became a magnet for Seattle's burgeoning cohort of young urban professionals, as entrepreneurs converted decrepit buildings into stylish taverns, music clubs, offices, and loft apartments.
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 Seattle Underground Tour - All About All   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Seattle Underground refers to a part of Seattle, Washington that is underground.
It was decided to rebuild the city one to two stories higher than the original street grade, as Pioneer Square had been built mostly on filled-in tidelands and often flooded; in fact, a nine-year-old boy once drowned in a pothole in Commercial Street, now First Avenue South.
He also peppered his tour patter with tall tales from Seattle's history (some more factual than others), giving the tour an amusing counterculture feel that made it an "underground" tour in every sense of the word.
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 Seattle : Walking Tours : Walking Tour 2 | Frommers.com
In the late 19th century, Pioneer Square was the heart of downtown Seattle, so when a fire raged through these blocks in 1889, the city was devastated.
Facing the square are several historic buildings, including the gabled Lowman Building and three buildings noteworthy for their terra-cotta facades.
In Seattle's early years, logs were skidded down this road to a lumber mill on the waterfront, and the road came to be known as Skid Road.
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 Seattle Washington Hotels : Restaurants : Seattle Real Estate
Home to the University of Washington, Seattle is the nation's most educated city, with the highest percentage of college graduates.
Seattle offers its residents a high quality of life and travelers a memorable visit, with opportunities to golf, sail, ski, kayak, camp and hike, as well as urban pleasures like world-class restaurants, stylish shopping, luxurious hotels and vibrant nightlife, including, of course, an always-evolving live music scene.
Seattle's travel hub is the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SeaTac) with flights to and from destinations throughout the Pacific Northwest, the continental US, Canada, Alaska and beyond.
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At Pioneer Square Park, Seattle’s first permanent settlement, historic elements include the totem pole from the Tlingit American Indian village (1890), the Pioneer Building, constructed just after the Great Fire of 1889, and the Pergola (1905), designed to shelter passengers waiting for the cablecar that used to travel along Yesler Way.
In the heart of Pioneer Square, Occidental Park showcases Pioneer Square’s history through a historic glass pergola with heritage panels, towering totems, and the Fallen Firefighter’s Memorial.
On slabs of granite surrounding the life-size bronze sculptures are the names of 34 Seattle firefighters who have died in the line of duty throughout the Seattle Fire Department’s history.
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 Pioneer Square- Seattle, WA - VirtualTourist.com
Pioneer Square is also recognised for having other notable landmarks---the oldest restaurant in the city, the observation deck of the architecturally notable Smith Tower (which once was the tallest building west of the Mississippi), and the Klondike National Gold Rush Museum.
Directions: Pioneer Square is roughly bound by Alaskan Way on the waterfront, 4th Avenue to the west, Columbia on the north, and Safeco Field to the south.
Pioneer Square is the oldest part of Seattle, and it's an endearing part of the city.
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 pioneer species - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about pioneer species
These seedlings are a pioneer species, quickly colonizing this steep muddy river bank along the Bohorok River, Sumatra, Indonesia, following a landslide which had removed all existing vegetation.
Pioneer Square South and Pioneer Square North (MAX stations)
This information should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional.
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 ::: American Indians of the Pacific Northwest Collection :::
In 1899, a group of Seattle businessmen took a trip to Southeast Alaska and stopped in the Tlingit village of Tongass.
They assumed that the village had been abandoned and proceeded to remove a large pole that was taken back to Seattle and erected in Pioneer Square.
This pole was damaged by fire in Pioneer Square in 1938, and a replica was carved by a group of Tlingit carvers from Ketchikan as part of a Civilian Conservation Corps project.
content.lib.washington.edu /aipnw/wright.html   (3725 words)

  
 Seattle's Convention and Visitors Bureau   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Pioneer Square, site of America's original "Skid Road" and Seattle's oldest and most famous neighborhood, is a 30-block National Historic District blending past and present legend and lore.
Seattle Aquarium: Resting on the doorstep of one of the richest and most diverse aquatic habitats on Earth, the aquarium's world-class exhibits and unique underwater viewing dome take you close up to the wonders of Puget Sound marine life.
Seattle Center is accessible by a 90-second monorail ride from downtown.
www.seeseattle.org /visitors/itineraries/halfday.asp   (865 words)

  
 Best Western Pioneer Square Hotel Seattle, Washington, 77 Yesler Way
The Best Western Pioneer Square Hotel in downtown Seattle is located in the heart of the historic district.
We are ideally situated, just 1 and a half a blocks from the Seattle waterfront in the Pioneer Square Historic District which hosts the finest art galleries, antique shops and restaurants that Seattle has to offer.
The Best Western Pioneer Square Hotel is straight ahead on the left hand side.
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 Pioneer Square-Skid Road Historic District--Seattle, Washington: A National Register of Historic Places Travel Itinerary
Skid Road and Pioneer Square were the center of the young city of Seattle.
Seattle became America's most important point for travel to and from the Klondike, and the need of "stampeders" for hotels, equipment and mining offices spurred a boom centered in Pioneer Square.
Pioneer Square and Skid Road are discussed in the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park online-lesson plan produced by Teaching with Historic Places, a National Register program that offers classroom-ready lesson plans on properties listed in the Register.
www.nps.gov /history/nr/travel/seattle/s28.htm   (466 words)

  
 Seattle Washington Hotels - OC-USA - Hotel/Motel Choices in Seattle, WA US
Ideally located on the seam of Seattles trendy Belltown neighborhood and the thriving retail district, the Hotel Andra is at the epicenter of the city.Originally built in 1926 this classic brick and terra cotta building was thoroughly recreated in 2004 to become the Hotel Andra.
The Ramada Seattle Downtown hotel is located in the heart of Seattle's beautiful and bustling downtown on the corner of 5th Avenue and Blanchard Street.
The Renaissance Seattle Hotel is set on a tree-lined hill at the top of Madison Street one block from the dramatic Seattle Public Library: a prime location away from the hustle and bustle, yet with excellent freeway access and walking-distance proximity to the Seattle stadiums, shopping and sightseeing.
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 Seattle Bed Breakfast Inn Washington Lodging Hotel Accommodation WA Pacific Northwest Pioneer Square
Pioneer Square Hotel, rated Three Diamonds by AAA, is an elegant, thoroughly restored, turn-of-the-century hotel that will take you back to a bygone era of style, grace, and comfort.
All of the rooms are equipped with remote control color television, beautifully appointed private baths with hairdryers, individual room climate control, coffee makers, iron and ironing boards, and direct-dial phones with voice mail and data ports especially for those who bring their work with them.
Nearby, you can enjoy Historic Pioneer Square, attend events at the Exhibition Stadium Center or a Seattle Mariners' baseball game at Safeco Field; take a ferry to one of the nearby islands, a horse-drawn carriage ride, or the Underground tour; visit the Seattle Aquarium; or spend a day at Pike Place Market.
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 Pioneer Square Hotel, Seattle, Washington
The Pioneer Square Hotel is within walking distance from the Amtrak station.
The Pioneer Square Hotel is at the corner of Yesler and Western Avenue.
While you are staying at the Pioneer Square Hotel be sure to have lunch or dinner at least once directly across the street at Trattoria Mitchelli directly across the street.
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 Hotel Monaco Seattle: A Downtown Seattle, Washington Hotel
A boutique Seattle, Washington hotel, the luxury Hotel Monaco is located in the vibrant heart of downtown near Pike Place Market, Pioneer Square and the Washington State Trade and Convention Center.
Reminiscent of ancient Greek seaports, you'll discover white stucco, azure-blue accents, wrought iron gates, light fixtures of marine bronze, globes of hand-blown glass and an eye-catching mural of dolphins and nautical imagery inspired by the frescoes at the Palace of Knossos.
Our boutique Seattle, WA hotel is located near Pike Place Market, historic Pioneer Square, and the Washington State Convention and Trade Center in downtown Seattle, Washington.
www.monaco-seattle.com   (322 words)

  
 Seattle Virtual Tour, Visiting Seattle, the Official Site of the City of Seattle
The original Seattle downtown, Pioneer Square is made up of six city blocks of restored century-old buildings.
Pioneer Square is rich in history and lore, examined in spirited detail on the popular Underground Tour which visits the eerie sunken storefronts of what was ground-level Pioneer Square before the Great Fire of 1889.
Smith Tower, which overlooks the square, was the tallest building west of the Mississippi when it was completed in 1914.
www.cityofseattle.net /tour/pioneer.htm   (144 words)

  
 Pioneer square hotel seattle - Seattle hotels and cheap hotels, discount lodgings and accommodation
This hotel is located right in the heart of the Pioneer Square historic district, Seattle's main nightlife neighborhood.
Pioneer Square, Seattle, Washington, United States of America Hotels The Best Western Pioneer Square Hotel in Seattle is located in the heart of the
Amtrak serves Seattle via the Coast Starlight, Empire Builder,Pioneer, on 303 South Jackson Street, right next to the Kingdome in Pioneer Square.
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 Best Western Pioneer Square Hotel - Seattle - Washington
We are ideally situated just one block from the Seattle waterfront in the Pioneer Square Historic District which hosts the finest art galleries, antique shops and restaurants that Seattle has to offer.
The hotel is just blocks from the Washington State Ferry System, Safeco Field, Home of the Seattle Mariners, the Seahawks Football/Soccer Stadium and Stadium Exhibition Center, the Jackson Federal Building and County Courthouse, the world famous Pike Place Market and the Bell Harbor Cruise Ship Terminal.
From East: From the east: From Mercer Island / Bellevue to Seattle: TakeInterstate 90 west to Interstate 5.
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 Seattle Hotels compare discount rates and save on all Seattle Washington Hotels and accommodations
Come experience Seattle and the Pacific Northwest stroll through a few of the city's many distinct, vibrant neighbourhoods, playing in one of its many lush, inviting parks, or turning down things a notch to savor one of its many spectacular mountain-and-water-dominated views.
Among Seattle's best-known annual cultural events and fairs are the 24-day Seattle International Film Festival, Northwest Folklife over the Memorial Day week, numerous Seafair events throughout July and August, and the Bite of Seattle and Bumbershoot, over the Labour Day weekend.
Seattle is all visitor friendly and offers many Hotels with choices to suit anybody's budget or taste.
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 The Pioneer Square Hotel, Seattle, Washington   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The Pioneer Square Hotel is not only the most affordable hotel in Seattle, but also the most conveniently located hotel in the heart of Seattle's downtown waterfront historical district.
From the North of Seattle, the University of Washington, Edmonds, Everett.
The Pioneer Square Hotel is straight ahead on the left-hand side of the road.
www.innsnorthamerica.com /wa/Pioneersquare.htm   (1032 words)

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