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Seattle in King County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)
 

Great Northern Tunnel

 
 
Great Northern Tunnel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 17, 2011
1. Great Northern Tunnel Marker
Inscription. Completed in 1905, this one mile long railroad tunnel provided access to the new passenger depot and the expanded freight yards south of King Street. The tunnel was built at the suggestion of City Engineer R.H. Thomson to relieve growing street congestion in downtown Seattle.
 
Erected 1989 by Historic Seattle Museum of History and Industry, Pioneer Square Businesses, and King County.
 
Location. 47° 36.008′ N, 122° 19.753′ W. Marker is in Seattle, Washington, in King County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street and 4th Avenue South, on the left when traveling east on South Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 390 South MainStreet, Seattle WA 98104, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The White Chapel District (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lou Grahamís Sporting House (about 400 feet away); Union Station (about 400 feet away); King Street Station (about 600 feet away); Birthplace of United Parcel Service (about 600 feet away); UPS - Celebrating 100 years of Service
Great Northern Tunnel image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 17, 2011
2. Great Northern Tunnel
The marker is seen on the lower right hand corner of the photo.
(about 600 feet away); The Goldsmith Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of the Smaller Fort (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Seattle.
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 11, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 551 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 11, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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