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Interurban Building

 
 
Interurban Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 16, 2011
1. Interurban Building Marker
Inscription. Originally known as the Pacific Block, this building was designed by John Parkinson, a noteworthy Seattle-Los Angeles architect. Built in 1890, it housed the office of the Puget Sound Electric Railway Interurban Line, which served Seattle and Tacoma. Beginning service in 1902, the Interurban Railway operated until 1928 when it was abandoned, due to increased use of the automobile.
 
Erected 1989 by Historic Seattle Museum of History and Industry, Pioneer Square Businesses, and King County.
 
Location. 47° 36.097′ N, 122° 19.961′ W. Marker is in Seattle, Washington, in King County. Marker is on Yesler Way, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. The building is located at the intersection of Yesler Way and Occidental Way. The marker faces Yesler Way. Marker is at or near this postal address: 157 Yesler Way, Seattle WA 98104, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Interurban Building (a few steps from this marker); Smith Tower (within shouting distance of this marker); Merchantís Cafe (within shouting distance of this marker); Pioneer Building (about
Interurban Building image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 13, 2011
2. Interurban Building
The marker is below the hanging flowerpot to the left of the entrance.
300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Pioneer Square Pergola (about 300 feet away); Mutual Life Building (about 400 feet away); Schwabacherís Store (about 500 feet away); Maynard Building (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Seattle.
 
Also see . . .  Department of Neighborhoods - Interurban Building. (Submitted on October 9, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsRailroads & Streetcars
 
Interurban Building image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 16, 2011
3. Interurban Building
Interurban Building image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 16, 2011
4. Interurban Building
Interurban Building image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 16, 2011
5. Interurban Building
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 458 times since then and 29 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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