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Change on an Urban Scale
Long known as the center of Seattle's counterculture, this urban neighborhood is in the midst of a building boom, and some fear Pike/Pine's unique character is under threat. From its beginnings as a quiet residential district to its time as Seattle's first 'Auto Row' and its later role as the heart of the local LGBT community, Pike/Pine has always been defined by change. Its story is written in the buildings and streetscapes that help give the neighborhood its character. Can this character be preserved amidst all the new development? Decide for yourself as we explore the past, present, and future of one of Seattle's most dynamic districts.
This tour starts at 10:00am and lasts approximately two hours. It begins on Capitol Hill, on the Seattle Central Community College Campus, outside the Broadway Performance Hall, 1625 Broadway. Advance registration is strongly encouraged; walk-ups are limited to space available. Tour is $15 in advance/$25 day of.

Parking for this tour can be found at the Seattle Central Community College parking lots and garages. The Harvard Garage is located at 1609 Harvard Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122. Public Transit: Any of the 10, 11 or 49 buses departing from Downtown, will make stops right outside Seattle Central Community College.

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