Grand Central Arcade
This lovely meeting point was originally Squire’s Opera House, erected in 1879 by Watson Squire, who became one of Washington’s first...
A project as comprehensive and long-winded as the Alaskan Viaduct Replacement Program requires an explanatory museum, and this small but...
Occidental Sq, another cobblestone space flanked by unusually handsome Victorian buildings, is one of the nicest places in this area....
The best comedy club in Seattle has an 8:30pm show most nights and a second 10:30pm show on Friday and Saturday. Talent is mainly local...
Grand Central Baking Co
Already well established by the time President Obama popped in in 2011 and asked for a turkey-chutney sandwich, Grand Central (located...
btwn S Washington & S Main Sts · interesting places nearby
Occidental Park information
Notable in this cobblestone plaza, just off 1st Ave S, are the totem poles carved by Duane Pasco, a nationally respected Chinookan carver and artist from Poulsbo on the Kitsap Peninsula. The totems depict the welcoming spirit of Kwakiutl, a totem bear, the tall Sun and Raven, and a man riding on the tail of a whale.
Also eye-catching is the Firefighters’ Memorial , featuring life-size bronze sculptures of firefighters in action. Engraved on the granite slabs surrounding the sculpture are the names of Seattle firefighters who have been killed in the line of duty since the department’s inception after the Great Fire. The artist is Hai Ying Wu, a University of Washington graduate.