Baptism by Fire: How a flurry of construction in the wake of Seattle’s 1889 conflagration left us with an architectural time capsule in Pioneer Square like no other. 

Join architectural historian and author, Maureen Elenga for a virtual tour of Seattle’s oldest neighborhood and explore how Seattle architects applied the familiar to emerging architectural trends in their break-neck-speed effort to build a city of strength and permanence on the cusp of a new century. The tour will look at eight buildings designed by seven architects (some in collaboration) that were constructed between 1889 and 1893, when the nation-wide financial panic brought construction to an end.

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