Pike/Pine: Cars, Bars and Dead Rock Stars
Where bass players once roamed, cupcakes now rule. Experience the revolution as we take a trip through this eclectic neighborhood's past, present and future. Street cars first ran up Pike and Pine about 1891, allowing people to build houses away from an increasingly crowded downtown. 1905 saw the arrival of Seattle's first automobile. The Pike/Pine corridor became the auto center of the Northwest, and remained so until after World War II. The majority of commercial buildings on the tour were built as auto show rooms, repair shops, garages or a parts dealer.
This tour starts at 10:00am and lasts approximately two hours. It begins on Capitol Hill, on the Seattle Central Community College Campus, outside the Broadway Performance Hall, 1625 Broadway. Advance registration is strongly encouraged; walk-ups are limited to space available. Tour is $15 in advance, $10 SAF Members,$25 day of if space is available.
Parking for this tour can be found at the Seattle Central Community College parking lots and garages. The Harvard Garage is located at 1609 Harvard Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122. In terms of buses, any of the 10, 11 or 49 buses departing from the Downtown area, will be able to get you right outside Seattle Central Community College.
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