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Summary for 300 Occidental AVE / Parcel ID 5247800695 / Inv #

Historic Name: Occidental Mall Common Name: Occidental Mall
Style: Modern Neighborhood: Pioneer Square
Built By: Year Built: 1972
In the opinion of the survey, this property is located in a potential historic districe (National and/or local).
Like Occidental Park, Occidental Mall dates from after the Pioneer Square Preservation District's periods of significance, but contributes to the urban design quality of the district. Occidental Mall was created in 1972, when the City of Seattle commissioned Jones & Jones Architects Landscape Architects to restore Pioneer Place and the historic pergola and create Occidental Park. Occidental Mall, also designed by Ilze Jones, was part of a spine tying Pioneer Place to Occidental Park and to Occidental Mall, constituting a cohesive array of open spaces and buildings. Because this is a fairly recent work, it is not contributing; however, it is significant as a public place in the district . Like Occidental Park, this work by Ilze Jones and the firm of Jones & Jones should be considered historically significant in the in the years to come.
South of Occidental Park, Occidental Avenue South from Main Street to Jackson Street was closed off and paved in brick and transformed into a pedestrian mall. A single row of trees was placed at each side (west and east) of the open space.

Detail for 300 Occidental AVE / Parcel ID 5247800695 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Site District Status: NR, LR
Cladding(s): Foundation(s):
Roof Type(s): Roof Material(s):
Building Type: Landscape - Plaza Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: No. of Stories:
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture, Arts, Community Planning/Development
Major Bibliographic References
Crowley, Walt. National Trust Guide: Seattle. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1998.
Ilze Jones. Interview by Mildred Tanner Andrews and Leonard Garfield (transcript). Seattle, 30 October, 2000.
Sherwood, Don. “Pioneer and Occidental Squares.” Sherwood History Files (produced in the 1970s), Seattle Parks and Recreation, Website:
Andrews, Mildred et al, Pioneer Square: Seattle's Oldest Neighborhood. Manuscript.Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, forthcoming 2005.

Photo collection for 300 Occidental AVE / Parcel ID 5247800695 / Inv #

Photo taken Nov 02, 2004
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