Seattle, Washington: Birthplace of UPS

The original office of United Parcel Service was opened here in 1907; today the location is a tiny, walled park with a waterfall. A plaque notes its UPS roots.

Waterfall Garden Park

Main St., Seattle, WA
Pioneer Square, Waterfall Garden Park, Main Street and 2nd Avenue.
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Warterfall Garden Park. Birthplace of UPS

A plaque on the ground tells of the history of the original UPS office, just outside Waterfall Garden Park in Pioneer Square.

[Jon Nadeau, 06/17/2011]

United Parcel Service was started in 1907 by two young men as American Messenger Service. The first office was located under a saloon in what is now Waterfall Garden Park, a somewhat hidden walled pocket park, built to remember those early package delivery boys.

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