October AKCHO meeting – The Pike Place Market Story: From Preservation to Expansion



Date: Tuesday, October 31, 10 AM – Noon
Host: Pike Place Market Foundation
Location: Pike Place Market Commons, 1901 Western Avenue, in Seattle’s Pike Place Market (see link below for map), with an entrance on Western Avenue
Contact: 206-235-0026

Program:
The Pike Place Market Story: from Preservation to Expansion

After nearly being demolished in the 1960s, Seattle’s Pike Place Market is not only thriving but it just completed a $74 million expansion. Please join us for a history briefing and walking tour hosted by Friends of the Market. The market’s story is a fascinating one: instead of allowing the “urban-renewal-by-demolition” philosophy espoused by some at the time, architect Victor Steinbrueck and others created the Friends to “Keep the Market.” In 1971, Seattle voters approved a Market Historical District and placed its administration firmly under public control. Today the market is a Seattle icon and hosts 10 million visitors a year.

A constant challenge for the Friends is volunteer engagement, a topic AKCHO members are all too familiar with. We’ll explore as a group what others have been doing and share resources to attract and retain those valuable supporters.

Driving Directions:
Via I-5 North
: Take the Madison Street exit, #164, and turn left. Follow Madison Street to Western Avenue. Turn right onto Western Avenue. Follow Western Avenue for five blocks. The entrance to the Market Parking Garage is on the left side of the street.

Via I-5 South: Take the Denny Way/Stewart Street exit, #166. Follow Stewart Street to First Avenue. Turn right onto First Avenue. Two blocks north, turn left onto Lenora Street. Turn left onto Western Avenue. Follow Western Avenue for three blocks (passing Victor Steinbrueck Park on your right). The entrance to the Public Market Parking Garage is on the right side of the street.

Parking: Available in the Market Parking Garage, 1531 Western Avenue, and in the new MarketFront Garage, 1901 Western Avenue.  Both have elevators and handicapped accessibility to the meeting site.  They cost $4 an hour. For more info: http://pikeplacemarket.org/directions-parking

By Public Transit: Take Metro or Sound Transit Light Rail to the Market. Many Metro bus routes will drop you off near the Market on First Avenue or Pine Street. And the Westlake Sound Transit Link Light Rail station is located only four blocks away from the Market.


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AKCHO was established in 1977 to encourage cooperation among historical organizations; promote and encourage the study and preservation of the history and heritage of King County through member organizations, individual members, and the community they serve; and support such preservation efforts through public awareness and understanding of legislative issues.

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