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...
Built in 1891, this magnificent structure facing Pioneer Square Park is one of the finest Victorian buildings in Seattle and showcases...
Burgers, loud music, beer, soccer/football crowds, bags of Skid Row–era history: welcome to Pioneer Square and this old classic that's...
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Yesler Way information
Seattle claims its Yesler Way was the coining ground for the term ‘skid road’ – logs would ‘skid’ down the steeply sloped road linking a logging area above town to Henry Yesler’s mill.
As for Henry Yesler himself, local historians paint him as an ambitious business zealot who clashed frequently with the wild-and-woolly Doc Maynard. These two men, who by all accounts were equally stubborn, both owned part of the land that would eventually become Pioneer Square. This resulted in a highly symbolic grid clash, in which Yesler’s section of the square had streets running parallel to the river, while Maynard’s came crashing in at a north–south angle. Yesler maintained, not unreasonably, that Doc was drunk when he submitted his portion of the plans.