|An early photo of Pioneer Square, Seattle. Note the Totem Pole|
in the center, and early vehicles. - click to enlarge
As will often happen the area decayed with neglect and when "Urban Renewal" came along the whole shebang almost got the wrecking ball. What a shame that would have been. Pioneer Sqare was spared from the program. Other cities haven't been as lucky; Portland and Bangor Maine both lost Union Stations, the old passenger rail terminals. Other cities lost valuable history too.
I'll try to show the photos in some sort of order. Please click to enlarge on any or all.
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I will be "venting" at the end of todays session.
|A bus, taxi, livery stop. Also an undated early photo.|
|By 1975 when this photo was taken you could see|
the deterioration of the area.
|After the "renewal" people visit the Grand Central Arcade Occidental Park|
in Pioneer Square in this 1991 photo