Pike Place Market Living
The Pike Place Market in Seattle has been around since the early 1900′s. It was established as a result of an uprising against vegetable price gouging so consumers could cut out the middleman and “meet the producer”. Today it is one of the most visited areas in Washington State with over 10 million visitors a year.
A few years ago I lived in a 600 square foot, one bedroom apartment located in a 120 year old building one block east of the Pike Place Market. Called the Fairmount Apartments, the structure has a colorful past housing merchant marines in the late 1800′s, a brothel in the early 1900′s and a dairy at one time or another between then and now.
I was extremely fortunate to live in a unit that faced west toward Elliott Bay, the Olympic Mountains, and the Market.
Cruise ships and ferry boats filled the windows looking out against the backdrop of the magnificent Olympic range where the sunsets landed on north or south peaks, depending on the time of year.
Sometimes at night I would stare into the view for hours…
I’ll always remember this place with a smile…