Free shipping on all domestic orders over $100 (excluding Hawaii and Alaska)
We also ship worldwide! Choose from Fedex or DHL
Press [enter] to search or [esc] to exit.
X
Free shipping on all domestic orders over $100 (excluding Hawaii and Alaska)       Questions? Call 714.643.7703
  • twitter
  • instagram
  • facebook

Tag - Fire

Seattle’s Underground Floor

Make your way to Seattle’s Underground Tour to learn more about this historic city. The basement passageways below was Seattle’s original ¬†ground level in the mid 19th century. An accidental fire spread destroyed 31 blocks of Seattle due to initial wooden foundation. Instead of rebuilding the city, the townspeople decided to build above the original ground level due to frequent floods from high tide.

Seattle_underground

Below is a portrait of Seattle before the town caught fire.

Seattle_underground2

After the rebuild, a lot of merchants moved up to the new ground level leaving all the rubble behind. The underground is closed to the general public except for special occasions such as these Underground Tours.

Seattle_underground3

Seattle_underground4

Seattle_underground5

After the rebuild some merchants operated on the new ground level but some decided to operate on the original level still. These glass panels were put in place to allow light to the underground. If you’re walking along the sidewalks and you spot some random glass panels, you know there is an underground passageway underneath.

Seattle_underground6

Seattle_underground7

TAGS , , , , ,