Yesler Way

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Yesler Way
File:Seattle - Pioneer Square, looking east on Yesler Way 01.jpg
Yesler Way at 1st Avenue, looking east from the bottom of the hill.
Former name(s) Mill Street[1]
Namesake Henry Yesler
Maintained by Seattle Department of Transportation
Length 2.2 mi[2] (3.5 km)
Location Seattle
West end Alaskan Way at Colman Dock
Major
junctions
Broadway at Yesler Terrace
East end Leschi Park

Yesler Way is an east–west street in downtown Seattle named for Henry Yesler. East–west streets in Seattle south of Yesler Way are prefixed “South”;[3] avenues are suffixed with “South” as they cross Yesler Way.[4]

History

File:Looking west on Yesler Way, Seattle, WA, USA - panoramio.jpg
Westbound on Yesler Way as it crosses over I-5.

In the 1850s, when freshly cut logs were sent down the steep street, the street was referred to as Skid Road, which became genericized as Skid Row in other cities.[5]

References

  1. Dorpat, Paul (October 8, 2015). "Check out Seattle's building boom of 1883". The Seattle Times. Retrieved December 5, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Google (December 5, 2015). "Yesler Way" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved December 5, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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  4. Durham, Scott (May 31, 2010). "Key to Central District street addresses". Central District News. Seattle. Archived from the original on September 28, 2015. Retrieved December 5, 2015. The north/south streets become suffixed with ‘South’ when they are south of Yesler Way . . . East/west streets that are south of Yesler Way are prefixed with ‘South’ <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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