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September 27, 2000

Historic restrooms may be reopened

  • The 91-year-old "comfort station" was a source of great civic pride when it was completed in 1909.
    Journal Staff Reporter

    The Pioneer Square Underground Tour has plenty of room to grow. Covering approximately three underground blocks, the tour reaches just a fraction of the historic remains that have been covered since the Great Fire of 1889.

    Pioneer Square pergola
    The restrooms under the pergola at First and Yesler may be re-opened as part of the Pioneer Square Underground Tour.

    But Steve Crosier, general manger of the Underground Tour, is looking no further than the gem resting under the pergola at First and Yesler. Ninety-one years after its opening, the underground "comfort station" at Pioneer Place Park is getting ready to go public again.

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