Monday, September 08, 2008
Post Alley at Pioneer Square.
If you take a close look at the wall on the dark side of Parking Meter, just under the vent you can see the remains of an arch over a former window. This is archeological evidence left over from the 19th century when this would have been the the second floor not the ground level. The street was filled in and raised one floor in 1906 leaving an under world called underground Seattle by the the folks who want to sell you a tour. When I was in college we had our own unofficial tour of underground Seattle, places that were not on the regular tour. It didn't last long. Police issues.