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King Street Station, Seattle

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King Street Station is a train station in Seattle, Washington, United States. Located between South King and South Jackson streets and Second and Fourth Avenues South in the Pioneer Square neighborhood of Seattle, the station is just south of downtown. Built between 1904 and 1906, it served the Great Northern Railway and Northern Pacific Railway from its grand opening on May 10, 1906, until the creation and start of Amtrak on May 1, 1971. The station was designed by the St. Paul, Minnesota architectural firm of Charles A. Reed and Allen H. Stem, who were later associate designers for the New York Central Railroad's Grand Central Terminal in New York City. King Street Station was Seattle's primary train terminal until the construction of the adjacent Oregon & Washington Depot, later named Union Station, in 1911. King Street Station was added to the National Register of Historic Places and the Washington Heritage Register in 1973.Since the early 1990s the station was in various states of repair to undo remodels done during the middle of the Twentieth Century to "modernize" the facility, including the restoration of the elegant main waiting room. King Street Station was purchased by the City of Seattle in 2008 for $10 and, with enough funds finally in place, the restoration was finally completed in 2013.
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  • The King Street Station is a beautiful older building located near Pioneer Square. If you have time and you're in the neighborhood it's worth a visit (but don't make a special trip). Also, it is not c...  more »
  • Always well lit & clean with gorgeous interiors and very helpful staff. It has an unusual set-up, as there are actually 2 street level entrances. One is on the ground level accessed by a turn off 2nd ...  more »
  • Our first time traveling to Seattle from Vancouver by train. Efficient, comfort, everyone at the Seattle station was above helpful. Lisa took us under her wing, made sure we got to our seats. As we we...  more »
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  • I parked at this garage for a Sounders Game on 3/19/17. I have never seen such a positive and helpful parking garage attendant as the gentleman who worked this evening. A very nice young man was very accommodating and attentive to cars as they tried to exit the garage. He chatted with each driver as they waited their turn and made sure pedestrians were safe when then cars drove by. He even encourage the police office to let the cars out in his garage. I have a great deal of respect for the gentleman with a great smile and large dimple that worked this evening.