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First Avenue

 
 
First Avenue Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 13, 2011
1. First Avenue Marker
Inscription. A main north-south artery of Seattle, stretching north from the original Pioneer Square business district, First Avenue was lined with offices, leading hotels, banks and even a few residences. Until the mid-20th century, the street was also home to boarding houses, wholesale firms, and small factories located inside old buildings. Second Avenue, paralleling First, also had a broad range of businesses and formed an integral part of the downtown. Today, with a different commercial blend that features specially shops and restaurants, First Avenue remains a vital north-south corridor for the city.
 
Location. 47° 36.491′ N, 122° 20.376′ W. Marker is in Seattle, Washington, in King County. Marker is on First Avenue south of Pike Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1401 First Avenue, Seattle WA 98101, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "This Market Is Yours" (within shouting distance of this marker); The Visit of President Theodore Roosevelt’s “Great White Fleet” (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Waterfront History (about 700 feet away); ‘Miike Maru’
First Avenue Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 13, 2011
2. First Avenue Marker
(about 700 feet away); "Ton of Gold" (about 700 feet away); The Brooklyn Building (about 800 feet away); Everett G. DuPen (approx. 0.2 miles away); Welcome to The Public Market (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Seattle.
 
More about this marker. This marker is duplicated at other locations on First Avenue.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceRoads & Vehicles
 
First Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 13, 2011
3. First Avenue
Seattle Art Museum (SAM) in the distance.
The Pike Street Market from First Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 13, 2011
4. The Pike Street Market from First Avenue
Close-Up of Photo Displayed on Marker image. Click for full size.
Pemco Webster and Stevens Collection/Museum of History and Industry
5. Close-Up of Photo Displayed on Marker
Early view of First Avenue
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 397 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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