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Merchant’s Cafe

1889

 
 
Merchant’s Cafe Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, September 16, 2011
1. Merchant’s Cafe Marker
Inscription.  Seattle’s 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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1972.
 
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. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 109 1/2 Yesler Way, Seattle WA 98104, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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); What do you need to rush for gold? (within shouting distance of this marker); Mutual Life Building (within shouting
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Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, September 16, 2011
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distance of this marker); Pioneer Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Schwabacher’s Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Maynard Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Interurban Building (within shouting distance of this marker); How Did Fire Forge the City? (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Seattle.
 
Merchant’s Cafe image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, September 16, 2011
3. Merchant’s Cafe
Merchant’s Cafe image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, September 16, 2011
4. Merchant’s Cafe
Merchant’s Cafe image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, September 16, 2011
5. Merchant’s Cafe
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 9, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 571 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 9, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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Jun. 30, 2022