Pioneer Square Pergola

Pioneer Square boasts the country’s largest concentration of Victorian-Romanesque architecture. At Pioneer Square Park, Seattle’s first permanent settlement, historic elements include the totem pole from the Tlingit American Indian village (1890), the Pioneer Building, constructed just after the Great Fire of 1889, and the Pergola (1905), designed to shelter passengers waiting for the cablecar that used to travel along Yesler Way.