AKA: Winehill, Matilda, Block, Bread of Life Mission, Pioneer Square, Seattle, WA

Structure Type: built works - commercial buildings - office buildings; built works - commercial buildings - stores

Designers: [unspecified]

Dates: constructed 1945

97 South Main Street
Pioneer Square, Seattle, WA 98104-2513

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Beginning in 1945, the Bread of Life Rescue Mission has occupied space in the Matilda Whitehill Block (1889-1890). A landmark, mid-century, neon sign hangs from the building's exterior. This portion of Pioneer Square near Skid Road on Yesler, had a high proportion of single-men and bars for most of its history. Alcoholism and homelessness have been chronic issues.

PCAD id: 12731