Seattle, Washington: Birthplace of UPSThe 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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The plaque for "Birthplace of United Parcel Service" is appropriately brownish in color.[John Takao Collier, 02/14/2016]
It was born in 1907, according to the plaque, "exemplifying the opportunities open to private citizens under the Constitution of the United States of America."
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.