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Exploring the Pioneer Square District's Architecture and Parks

Pioneer Square District Scene

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. 

 

MAP

Please click here to open a separate tab in your browser that displays our detailed map for the Pioneer Square District.

 

INDEX FOR THE ARCHITECTURE AND PARKS IN THE PIONEER SQUARE DISTRICT

  Dexter Horton Building
  Grand Central on the Park Building
  Interurban Building
  King Street Station
  Maynard Building
  Merchants Cafe
  Mutual Life Building
  Occidental Square and Mall
  Pioneer Building
  Pioneer Square Park
  Pioneer Square Garage
  Pioneer Square Station
  Smith Tower
  Street Clocks
  Washington Shoe Building
  Waterfall Garden Park
   

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.

 

Dexter Horton Building

Dexter Horton Building Lobby

 

This building has one of the most striking lobbies in a city with a lot of attractive lobbies. 

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Grand Central on the Park Building

Grand Central on the Park Building

 

Facing Occidental Mall with an ivy-covered facade, this building has a lovely atrium and offers a great place to take a coffee break.

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Interurban Building

Interurban Building

 

A lovely building with a spectacular arched doorway.

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King Street Station

King Street Station

 

A 1906 train station that was recently restored to its original splendor.  The interior is a must see architecture attraction.


 

Maynard Building

Maynard Building

This is one of our favorite buildings in the Pioneer Square District.

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Merchants Cafe

Merchants Cafe

Seattle's oldest restaurant.

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Mutual Life Building

Mutual Life Building

 

The lobby of this building is a treat to view. The elevator doors are pure elegance.

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Occidental Square and Mall

Occidental Square Park

 

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.

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Pioneer Building

Pioneer Building

The architectural detail and the colors of this old building make it one of Seattle's most beautiful buildings.

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Pioneer Square Park

Pioneer Square Park

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.

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Pioneer Square Garage

Pioneer Square Garage

See why this is nickmamed the "sinking ship garage".

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Pioneer Square Station

Pioneer Square Station

A sleek transit terminal fitting in perfectly with the Pioneer Square District.

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Street Clocks in the Pioneer Square District

Earl Layman Street Clock

 

The Pioneer Square District is home for several of Seattle's handsome street clocks.

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Washington Shoe Buildiing

Washington Shoe Building

 

This attractive old brick building has a beautiful lettered sign advertising the building's name.

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Waterfall Garden Park

Waterfall Garden Park

 

One tiny and restful surprise amidst the hustle and bustle of a large city.

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Smith Tower

Smith Tower

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.

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