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Chapter 7: Dis/Order and the Regulation of Urban Space
If you visit Seattle as a tourist, there is a good chance you will make your way to Pioneer Square. The area is on the National Register of Historical Places, a testament to both its centrality to Seattle history and its well-preserved architecture, much of which dates to the late 1800s. The Pioneer Square area was important to the American Indians who lived there prior to Anglo-European settlement (Thrush, 2008) and served as the economic hub of the city in its early industrial development. Today, it lies just to the south of the financial district with its towering skyscrapers, and just to the north of two large sports stadiums.