5 Best Historical Sites to See in Seattle

Washington, Seattle Guide (B): 5 Best Historical Sites to See in Seattle

Seattle’s landscape is changing as quickly as your one-hour Amazon shipping for goods that would take you 20-minutes to buy at your local Bartell’s. The west coast is fairly new in terms of history, but the reality is that our landscape is now doped up on chronic hits of modernism botox.

Luckily, there are some buildings that are protected, but it wouldn’t surprise me if one day these places face their fate (or face lift like the space needle receiving modern qualities). Oh well, it’s the way of the world and all I can do is to express my voice and hope that others can enjoy what’s left of our once beautiful city. 

The Pike Place Market opened August 17, 1907. The original idea bridged the gap between soaring food prices placed by the wealthy farmers and the averaged-waged consumers who fished, logged or built ships – you know the peasants who make society. The market in the 20’s and 30’s experienced a flock of struggling artists, eccentrics, wanna-be poets and radicals, which rings true still to this day. While here, visit the Gum Wall located in Post Alley, nearby the entrance. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: 5 Best Historical Sites to See in Seattle
Guide Location: USA » Seattle
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Pike Place Market   Space Needle   Pioneer Square   Grand Central Arcade Building   Ballard Locks  
Author: Elizabeth Kovar
Read it on author's website: http://www.lemontreetravel.com/blog/5-best-historical-sites-to-see-in-seattle-before-it-gets-wiped-out

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