We are moving our current databases into a new interface. While we migrate you may experience some technical difficulties.
Thank you for your patience!

Tacoma-Pierce County Buildings Index - Image Display     (new Building search)
Displaying Record #22303
2407-09 PACIFIC AVE., Tacoma19132 Images
Hotel Merkle
Pacific Brewing & Malting Co., builder
Darmer & Cutting, arch.
C.F. Larson, contr.
TDL 10/13/1912 p.19 (mention)
TDL 12/8/1912 p.21 New hotel planned
for lower Pacific
TDL 2/19/1913 (mention)
TDL 5/4/1913 p.22 (il)
TNT 5/4/1948 p.2 (alterations)
TNT 5/16/1951 p.B9 Grand opening (of
Babe Lafferty's Cafe & Shamrock Room)
TNT 12/28/1954 p.1 Police trap abortionists
in raid here
TNT 4/10/1956 p.1 Fined nickel after
pinball machine scrap
TNT 1/14/1960 p.10,11 Grand opening
(interior il of Viafore's Restaurant)
TNT 2/17/1975 19 hotel residents flee as
fire hits restaurant below (il)
TNT 5/25/2002 p.B1 Fire prevention ...
saves lives
(Catalog)307.76 Un3T p.96
(Catalog)363.37 T142O p.157 (account of fire at
the Cortina Villa Restaurant on 2/16/1975)

TNT = Tacoma News Tribune
TDL = Tacoma Daily Ledger

There are 2 images in the Buildings Index
1935: BU-13379Date: 1935
1977: BU-2332Date: 1977