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Pioneer Square with the Columbia Center in the background.Pioneer Square is the self-proclaimed oldest neighborhood in Seattle. It’s been the center of many booms and busts historically, currently enjoying a boom. It boasts high-tech offices, high-end markets and restaurants, while offering the bulk of the city's homeless social services. The Record on KUOW explored its demographics, history and how it has changed in the past 20 years.

Live From Pioneer Square: The Washington Shoe Building

KUOW Photo/Nick Danielson

The Record on KUOW will broadcast live from the Washington Shoe Building on Occidental Square (410 Occidental Way South), Friday, from noon to 2 p.m. If you live or work in Pioneer Square, come by and tell us about your neighborhood. We’ll explore its demographics, history and how it’s changed in the past 20 years.

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When the Washington Shoe Building was finished in 1892, it was four floors of manufacturing and warehouse space. Two additional floors were added in 1912 and in the more than 100 years since, the building has housed shoe makers, visual artists and app developers. Ross Reynolds and Arwen Nicks discuss the unique history of the Washington Shoe Building. 

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You can also join our live broadcast from Pioneer Square via your Instagram account. Just follow @KUOW or tag your own photos taken around Pioneer Square with #recordseattle and they'll show up in the feed below.

Where Is The Washington Shoe Building?

Audio will be posted later today.

Produced by Arwen Nicks.