Exploring the Pioneer Square District's Architecture and Parks
Pioneer Square Park Totem
The Pioneer Square District is the oldest part of Seattle. It is a lovely area to stroll around. The beautiful buildings with their splendid architectural details are very attractive. It also features several small but lovely parks that are worth exploring. This area is like a candy store for lovers of old architecture.
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INDEX FOR THE ARCHITECTURE AND PARKS IN THE PIONEER SQUARE DISTRICT
The following is a list of the main architectural attractions and parks in the Pioneer Square District. Please click on the name or the image to go to our web page for that specific structure.
This building has one of the most striking lobbies in a city with a lot of attractive lobbies.
Facing Occidental Mall with an ivy-covered facade, this building has a lovely atrium and offers a great place to take a coffee break.
A lovely building with a spectacular arched doorway.
A 1906 train station that was recently restored to its original splendor. The interior is a must see architecture attraction.
This is one of our favorite buildings in the Pioneer Square District.
Seattle's oldest restaurant.
The lobby of this building is a treat to view. The elevator doors are pure elegance.
This small park and the adjacent mall is just a beautiful place to stoll around. It has lots to see and is a gold mine for photographers.
The architectural detail and the colors of this old building make it one of Seattle's most beautiful buildings.
The elegant Pergola and the handsome totem pole in this postage-stamp sized Seattle park compose a beautiful scene next to the graceful Pioneer Building.
See why this is nickmamed the "sinking ship garage".
A sleek transit terminal fitting in perfectly with the Pioneer Square District.
The Pioneer Square District is home for several of Seattle's handsome street clocks.
This attractive old brick building has a beautiful lettered sign advertising the building's name.
One tiny and restful surprise amidst the hustle and bustle of a large city.
A magnificent tower overlooking Pioneer Square District.
Smith Tower Observation Deck
One special note about the Smith Tower. It does have a walk around observation deck on the 35th floor that is only 50 feet lower than the Space Needle's observation level. If the Smith Tower observation deck is open, you can get a really nice view of the entire Pioneer Square district as well as a lot of downtown Seattle.