Fifty Years Later, Still Going Strong

Friends of the Market members, past and present, gathered April 30, 2014, at the Market’s Atrium Loft to celebrate its 1964 founding with a 50th Anniversary Commemorative Champagne Breakfast. Members toasted the visionaries and leaders who met at annual champagne breakfasts during the 7-year campaign to “Keep the Market”.

Ed Singler, FoM President, welcomed everyone. Keynote Speaker, Former Mayor Charles Royer, focused on the hard fought political battles which resulted in passage of the 1971 Market Initiative establishing Pike Place Market as a Historic District. Jill Ryan, FoM board member, described the Friends successful completion of the Market Art Project; an effort to repair and restore historic High Stall produce signs and identify and promote art in the Market. Lillian Hochstein, Market Foundation Executive Director, followed with a presentation and illustrations of the new Market Waterfront Entrance. Joan Singler, FoM board member and Anniversary Committee Chair, thanked all those who contributed in-kind donations or volunteered time to make the celebration a success.

Fifty years later, Friends of the Market continues in its effort to preserve and promote the “Soul of the City” – Pike Place Market.

50th Anniversary of The Friends of the Market - Pike Place Market

From 1964 – 1971, FoM held community events  during their campaign to “Keep the Market” 
Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection, Museum of History & Industry

Color photos courtesy of  Art Kuniyuk

50th Anniversary of The Friends of the Market - Pike Place Market

50th Anniversary Commemorative Champagne Breakfast

Former Mayor Charles Royer, Keynote Speaker;
facing camera Richard Haag, landscape architect (co-designed Victory Steinbrueck Park)

Lillian Hochstein, Executive Director Market Foundation

Lillian Hochstein, Executive Director Market Foundation

Victor Steinbrueck’s Family: L to R - David, Lisa, Matthew, Peter

Victor Steinbrueck’s Family: L to R – David, Lisa, Matthew, Peter

Ernalee & Jerry Thonn, attorney, FoM former president & current board member (FoM co-founder, political strategist & campaign leader), Phyllis Rosen & guest

Ernalee & Jerry Thonn,  retired attorney, FoM former president & current board member (FoM co-founder, political strategist &  Market initiative leader), Phyllis Rosen & guest

50th Anniversary of The Friends of the Market - Pike Place Market

Jill Ryan, FoM board member; Joan Singler, FoM board member;
Ed Singler, retired attorney, FoM President (co-wrote 1971 Market Initiative)

Lew Pritchard, attorney; Caitlin Bellum, attorney; Karen Kane, President Allied Arts Foundation

Lew Pritchard, attorney; Caitlin Bellum, attorney; Karen Kane, Allied Arts Foundation

Kate Krafft, FoM board member; Eugenia Woo, Historic Seattle

Kate Krafft, FoM board member; Eugenia Woo, Historic Seattle

50th Anniversary of The Friends of the Market - Pike Place Market

Matthew Steinbrueck; Lisa Steinbrueck;
Pike Place Market PDA managers over the decades: L to R – John Clise, John Turnbull, George Rolfe