Westlake Square

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Westlake Square
South Lake Union Streetcar approaches Stewart Street.jpg
Pedestrian in Westlake Square watching South Lake Union Streetcar in 2010
LocationSeattle, Washington
Bounded by Westlake, 6th and Stewart
Coordinates47°36′49″N 122°20′14″W / 47.6136°N 122.3373°W / 47.6136; -122.3373Coordinates: 47°36′49″N 122°20′14″W / 47.6136°N 122.3373°W / 47.6136; -122.3373
Area0.01-acre (40 m2)
Created1917 (as streetcar stop)
Operated bySeattle Parks and Recreation
Ground-level view of Westlake Square streetcar stop as it appeared when built in 1917
Underground comfort station interior in 1917

Westlake Square is a 0.01-acre (0.0040 ha) park in Seattle, Washington,[1] adjacent to Westin Seattle. It was formerly a combination streetcar stop and underground comfort station.[2] The former comfort station was demolished and filled in 1964.[2][3]

In 2010, Seattle Department of Transportation redeveloped Westlake Square and adjacent McGraw Square into a new plaza for the South Lake Union Streetcar.[4][5]

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  1. ^ Westlake Square, Seattle Parks and Recreation, retrieved 2013-12-29
  2. ^ a b "Item 30694: Westlake Square, underground men's restroom demolished and filled in 1964", Municipal archives photo collection—Don Sherwood Parks History Collection, Seattle Office of the City Clerk, retrieved 2017-10-04. Annotated photo from September 18, 1917.
  3. ^ "Item 1447: Comfort Station Westlake and Stewart", Municipal archives photo collection—Engineering Department Photographic Negatives, Seattle Office of the City Clerk, Sep 18, 1917
  4. ^ Westlake Transportation Hub Strategy draft recommendations (PDF), Seattle Department of Transportation, retrieved 2013-12-30
  5. ^ Westlake Streetcar Plaza/McGraw Square: City Opens New McGraw Square, Seattle Department of Transportation, February 9, 2011, retrieved 2013-12-30

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