Tilikum Place

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Tilikum Place
Tilikum Place.jpg
Statue of Chief Seattle overlooking Tilikum Place. Cedar Street is in the background.
Location Seattle, Washington
Coordinates 47°37′06″N 122°20′51″W / 47.618382°N 122.347411°W / 47.618382; -122.347411Coordinates: 47°37′06″N 122°20′51″W / 47.618382°N 122.347411°W / 47.618382; -122.347411[1]
Etymology "Welcome," "greetings" (Chinook Jargon)[2][3]
Operated by Seattle Parks and Recreation
Open 6 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Website Tilikum Place

Tilikum Place is a small plaza in the Belltown neighborhood of downtown Seattle, Washington.

Location and history[edit]

The site once marked the junction of the land claims of Arthur Denny, William Nathaniel Bell, and Carson Boren.[2] The triangular plaza lies at the intersection of 5th Avenue, Cedar Street, and Denny Way.[4]

Tilikum Place has several tables and benches for public use. Lighting was installed in 2008.[4]

The 5 Point Cafe faces Tilikum Place.[4] A notable feature of the square is the life-size[4] statue of Chief Seattle by local[3] sculptor James Wehn.[2][3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tilikum Place. Seattle Parks and Recreation. Retrieved 2012-05-16.
  2. ^ a b c Morgan, Brandt. Enjoying Seattle's Parks. Cited in Tilikum Place. Seattle Parks and Recreation. Retrieved 2012-05-16.
  3. ^ a b c Sherwood, Donald. Tilikum Place Archived 2016-03-02 at the Wayback Machine.. Sherwood Park History Files. Seattle Parks and Recreation. Retrieved 2012-05-06.
  4. ^ a b c d e Murakami, Kerry. No Parking Anytime: Chief Seattle statue is no longer in the dark. Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 2008-12-08. Retrieved 2012-05-06.