Stretching from Pike Place Market to the Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI), Market to MOHAI is an engaging pedestrian corridor connecting Seattle’s Waterfront, Belltown, Denny Triangle and South Lake Union neighborhoods. Now travelers along the trail can enjoy location-specific Seattle history depicted in 38 distinct markers attached to light posts along the path.
Curated by Seattle’s MOHAI and funded by a mix of city dollars, private donations and public grants, these “history blades” are interpretive panels highlighting a moment in Seattle’s history. They tell the stories of people who walked the Market to MOHAI corridor in decades past. Each blue and yellow blade features a succinct write-up on what once occurred or existed near that spot, accompanied by a timeless photo of a much older Seattle.
The flip side of the panel shows a walker’s progress along the corridor. There’s about one per block between Pike Place Market and Lake Union Park, visibly connecting commuters to Victor Steinbrueck Park, Bell Street Park and Denny Park, and highlighting the two signature Seattle locations at either end.
DSA has been a member of the Market to MOHAI Project Steering Committee since 2015, working to support a vibrant and healthy downtown public realm.