The Market mirrors our city, with its tapestry of progressive values, strong sense of community and cultural diversity.
Pike Place Market is the vibrant heart of downtown Seattle, with a profound historical legacy. It’s an eclectic neighborhood of small businesses and residents that reflects the cultural diversity of our city.
“One Market for All” weaves the voices of the Market through history, linking the past, present and the future while celebrating the uniqueness of Pike Place Market through oral tradition.
The Market mirrors our city, with its tapestry of progressive values, strong sense of community and cultural diversity. It was the citizens of this great city who came together and fought to protect the Market through civic engagement and grassroots activism. They ultimately saved the Market from destruction in the 1960s.
Pike Place Market was founded on August 17, 1907, when less than a dozen farmers arrived to the new public market with horse-drawn carts full of produce. To the farmers’ delight, their carts were emptied within a few short hours by thousands of shoppers. Little did they know on that first chaotic day that they had changed the course of history.
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