Bill Speidel’s Underground Tour
This cleverly conceived tour of Seattle's historic ‘underground’ (the part of the city that got buried by landfill in the 1890s)...
Pioneer Square Park
The original Pioneer Sq is a cobbled triangular plaza where Henry Yesler’s sawmill cut the giant trees that marked Seattle’s first...
Pioneer Square Historical District
Many important architectural heirlooms are concentrated in Pioneer Sq, the district that sprang up in the wake of the 1889 Great Fire....
Delicatus is a new-school Pioneer Sq sandwich bar/deli where the sarnies are a bit more deluxe than yesteryear, being both well-stuffed...
606 1st Ave S · interesting places nearby
Pioneer Building information
Built in 1891, this magnificent structure facing Pioneer Square Park is one of the finest Victorian buildings in Seattle and showcases many of the classic components of Richardsonian Romanesque; look for the Roman arches, a recessed main doorway, curvaceous bay windows and various decorative flourishes, most notably the two frontal columns that frame some skillfully embellished bricks. Several mining companies had offices here during the Klondike gold rush. It was designed by Elmer Fisher, whose fingerprints are all over Pioneer Sq.