Historic Pike Place Market in Living 3D
Pike Place Market, also known as the soul of Seattle, began in 1907 as a solution
to the dramatic price increase of onions. The idea was one of Seattle city councilman Thomas Revelle, who thought that a public market would take away the middleman's control on produce costs. On August 17th,the Pike Place Market was born with eight farmers bringing their produce and nearly 10,000 Seattle residents prepared to buy their goods. By the next week, 62 more farmers attended. Today, approximately 100 farmers are joined by 200 craftspeople, 300 buskers and 240 shop-owners who welcome millions of visitors from around the world each year.
The most important element that makes the Market truly the soul of Seattle is the the people who breath life into it every day, including Robert “#1 Bob” Knutson (the Market Arcade’s longest selling craftsman), balloon bending “Twister” Thomas Farrel, the Pike Place Fish Market crew with their “Flying Fish,” Catanzaros’ fresh produce, and the beautiful flowers grown and sold by the Mendez family. These are just a few examples of the hundreds of people
who give the Market its soul, and who this body of work is dedicated to.