• Creator
  • Curtis, Asahel, 1874-1941
  • Description
  • Totem pole set in concrete triangular median; behind it is an iron & glass pergola trolley stop. Olympic Hotel, Hotel Seattle & Merchants Cafe visible behind it, as well the corner of the Pioneer Building on the left. Taken after 1906 when the Pioneer Square Pergola has been built. Also in NA1509, war3017, cur3963, UW8571Caption on image: 47020. Asahel Curtis.Note from Museum of History and Industry: The totem pole at Pioneer Square has been a... more
    Totem pole set in concrete triangular median; behind it is an iron & glass pergola trolley stop. Olympic Hotel, Hotel Seattle & Merchants Cafe visible behind it, as well the corner of the Pioneer Building on the left. Taken after 1906 when the Pioneer Square Pergola has been built. Also in NA1509, war3017, cur3963, UW8571Caption on image: 47020. Asahel Curtis.Note from Museum of History and Industry: The totem pole at Pioneer Square has been a Seattle landmark since 1899. That year, a group of Seattle businessmen visited a Tlingit village in Alaska. They thought the village was deserted and removed a 50-foot tall totem pole as a souvenir. The men brought the pole back to Seattle and had it set up in Pioneer Square. They were later fined for the theft of the pole. After being damaged by fire in 1938, it was replaced by a duplicate pole carved by Tlingit craftsmen. less
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