FREE Stone to Steel Tour
Sat, Jun 4 from 10am - 12pm
SAF relies on the help of hundreds of volunteeers each year who dedicate their time as tour guides, classroom leaders, event planners and more! Join us for a free tour as our newest guides complete the next phase within their training. Guests will be asked to complete an evaluation at the end of this tour.
Stone to Steel Tour
Can a city be a fashionista? As with clothing, architecture has its hot trends and enduring styles. Beginning with Seattle’s rebirth after the great fire of 1889, the city’s new buildings have been up-to-the-minute examples of the latest designs of the times – from chunky, monumental Romanesque to stark, unadorned Brutalism, to environmentally conscious, sleek glass and steel towers showcasing computer-aided, high-tech design. Walk the design runway in this decade-by-decade tour of what’s been new and exciting in downtown Seattle’s built environment from 1889 through today.
This tour begins outside of the Mutual Life Bldg at 605 1st Ave (1st and Yesler).