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Merchantís Cafe

1889

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, September 16, 2011
1. Merchantís Cafe Marker
Inscription. Seattleís oldest continuously-used restaurant retains most of its original interior. Its 30-foot bar was brought “around the horn” in a sailing vessel during the 1860s, and much Klondike gold passed across it during the 1890s. The restaurant was operated by the Schreiner family for 74 years. The building was restored in 1972.

[Lower Plaque:]
Merchants Cafe
Established 1890

 
Erected 1972 by Assistance League of Seattle.
 
Location. 47° 36.095′ N, 122° 20.022′ W. Marker is in Seattle, Washington, in King County. Marker is on Yesler Way east of 1st Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 109 1/2 Yesler Way, Seattle WA 98104, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Pioneer Square Pergola (within shouting distance of this marker); Mutual Life Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Pioneer Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Schwabacherís Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Maynard Building (within
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By Barry Swackhamer, September 16, 2011
2. Merchantís Cafe and Marker
shouting distance of this marker); Interurban Building (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Interurban Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of Yesler's Pavillion (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Seattle.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, September 16, 2011
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