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Pioneer Square

Listed under Historic Streets and Squares in Seattle, United States.

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Pioneer Square is the location of Seattle's original downtown area dating back to as far as 1852. The area is built in late 19th century architecture and contains some of the best remaining Romanesque Revival style urban architecture. The last manually operated elevator on the West Coast is also located at Pioneer Square in the Smith Tower.

The area contains art galleries, night clubs, shops, restaurants, cafes, sports bars and bookstores. The Seattle Underground Tour explores the old and sunken in Pioneer Square that was the old storefronts before the Great Fire of 1889. 

Written by  Cassandra Lund.

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