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King Street Station

 

ó1989 Washington State Centennial ó

 
King Street Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, September 13, 2009
1. King Street Station Marker
Inscription.
The station was completed in 1906 for James J. Hill and his Great Northern Railroad. The depot and the vast freight yards were built on the reclaimed tide flats adjacent to a newly developing warehouse and industrial district near Pioneer Square. Designed by the St. Paul firm of Reed and Stem, the depotís modest Neo-classical style is in dramatic contrast to the 245 ft. clock tower modeled after the campanile of the Piazza San Marco in Venice.

[Seal of the City of Seattle, 1869]
 
Erected 1989 by Historic Seattle, Museum of History and Industry, Pioneer Square Businesses, and King County.
 
Location. 47° 35.916′ N, 122° 19.805′ W. Marker is in Seattle, Washington, in King County. Marker can be reached from South King Street east of 2nd Avenue, South. Click for map. Marker is on the wall near the west side entrance to the depot, at the end of King Street. It is accessible to pedestrians at the bottom of stairs from the intersection of S. Jackson Street and 3rd Avenue, S, at the northwest end of the depot. Marker is at or near this postal address: 303 South Jackson Street, Seattle WA 98104, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Union Station (about 400 feet away, measured in a
King Street Station Marker - on the wall behind the taxi stand image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, September 13, 2009
2. King Street Station Marker - on the wall behind the taxi stand
Viewed from the stairs leading down from Jackson Street.
direct line); The Goldsmith Building (about 400 feet away); Great Northern Tunnel (about 600 feet away); UPS - Celebrating 100 years of Service (about 700 feet away); Birthplace of United Parcel Service (about 700 feet away); The White Chapel District (about 800 feet away); Lou Grahamís Sporting House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of the Smaller Fort (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Seattle.
 
Also see . . .
1. King Street Station. (Submitted on September 16, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. William R. King. original namesake for King Street and King County, WA. (Submitted on September 16, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.) 
 
Additional keywords. Northern Pacific R.R.; Amtrak; Union Station, Seattle.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable BuildingsRailroads & Streetcars
 
King Street Station clock tower image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, September 13, 2009
3. King Street Station clock tower
Viewed from King Street near 2nd Avenue.
View from Jackson Street, opposite the former Union Station depot image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, September 13, 2009
4. View from Jackson Street, opposite the former Union Station depot
(Presently headquarters for Seattle's municipal transit authority) with the nearby King Street Station's clock tower in background, right.
King Street Station - at left, viewed from across 4th Ave. at Weller St. image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, September 13, 2009
5. King Street Station - at left, viewed from across 4th Ave. at Weller St.
With the downtown Seattle skyline in background. Note the white, Smith Tower building (center, left, in the Pioneer Square district), dwarfed by the newer skyscrapers beyond.
King Street Station viewed from Union Square Park across Jackson Street. image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, September 13, 2009
6. King Street Station viewed from Union Square Park across Jackson Street.
King Street Station, left, with the Qwest Stadium beyond at the foot of 2nd Avenue, S. image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, September 13, 2009
7. King Street Station, left, with the Qwest Stadium beyond at the foot of 2nd Avenue, S.
Viewed from the Smith Tower Building observation deck, looking south.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,067 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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