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The Market Foundation’s Heritage and Preservation Projects

Posted March 1, 2023

The Pike Place Market Foundation was founded in 1982 with the original mission to “preserve and enhance the traditions and diversity of the Pike Place Market community.” Not only do we support a network of social services in the Market, but we also engage in vital heritage and preservation efforts to share our neighborhood’s history and maintain the historic district. 

To “keep the Market” we know and love requires painstaking attention, consistent funding, and constant vigilance. 

Through our partnerships with the Pike Place Market Preservation and Development Authority (PDA), the Historical Commission, Friends of the Market, and our community, the Market Foundation has directly contributed $10.5 million to heritage and preservation, and helped leverage more than $110 million in additional taxpayer funding. Take a brief look at some of our projects over the past 40 years…


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