#Throwback Thursday: Pike Place Market, Then and Now

Celebrating Pike Place Market's 107th birthday
Posted August 13, 2014
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Photo credits from left to right, clockwise: Seattle Municipal Archives (c. 1936), Eric Hunt, William Creswell (c.1914), Shuchi Mehta, Seattle Municipal Archives (c. 1972), Shuchi Mehta

Happy Thursday! The work week is almost over and you're probably getting a little bit of weekend-itis. Hang in there people and enjoy this Seattle summer day, even if there are too many clouds.

This week for #TBT, we're celebrating the 107th birthday of Pike Place Market (which is this Sunday, August 17). So we suggest that you do something very Seattle and hike over to our beloved public market to stock up on some locally grown, seasonal vegetables, sample some creamy Ellenos yogurt and then grab an exquisite (but cheap!) bouquet of the most beautiful flowers for your dining table. Isn't our market one-of-a-kind? It has a little culture, craft and food for everyone--both locals and visitors alike.

Herewith, we completely raided the Seattle Municipal archives and some other sources to find photos of Pike Place through the years. Also check out the Pike Place website for fun anniversary events this weekend. 


Courtesy of Seattle Municipal Archives, c. 1916


Courtesy of Seattle Municipal Archives, c. 1917


Two pictures above courtesy of Seattle Municipal Archives, c. 1936


Produce Stall, courtesy of Seattle Municipal Archives, c. 1939


Courtesy of Seattle Municipal Archives, c. 1970


Courtesy of Seattle Municipal Archives, c. 1973


Courtesy of Seattle Municipal Archives, Pike Place Market Street Fair, c. 1975


Courtesy of Seattle Municipal Archives, Musicians playing at Pike Place Anniversary, c. 1975


Courtesy of Seattle Municipal Archives, c. 1990


Don't forget the pigs of Pike Place! Courtesy of Joe Szilagyi, 2008


Pike Place gets dressed up for Christmas! Courtesy of Karen Corby, 2008


Look closely, do you see the flying fish? The bride does! Courtesy of David Lee, 2014

 

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