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D7037-1
Date: 01-23 -19381 of 7:
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Series: D7037   Image#: 1   Date: 01-23 -1938
There was a time when Tacoma had a neighborhood called Hollywood. More specifically it was called Hollywood-on-the-Tideflats. Surrounded by the old city garbage dump, a gas plant, Carsten's packing house and an open slough, it was a patchwork of shacks made from scraps of wood and sheetmetal, canvas and fiberboard. Started during the depression by men who were down on their luck, the colony grew into a rowdy village during World War II. The city finally torn down the last of the houses in 1956.
D12876-2
Date: 05-20-19422 of 7:
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Series: D12876   Image#: 2   Date: 05-20-1942
On May 20, 1942, the Tacoma Fire Department, under the direction of the Coast Guard, razed the shanties located in a six block area on the Tacoma Tideflats. The area, known as "Hollywood on the Tideflats," was being destroyed as a wartime security measure for the industries located there. The 50 or so shacks began as a Depression era "Hooverville." They were constructed from scrap lumber and materials by people who had lost their homes and livelihoods. Most of the current residents were around 60 years of age. (T. Times 5/20/1942 p.1)
D12876-1A
Date: 05-20-19423 of 7:
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Series: D12876   Image#: 1A   Date: 05-20-1942
Beginning on May 20, 1942, the Tacoma Fire Department under the direction of the Coast Guard proceeded to systematically burn all the shacks in a six block area of "Hollywood on the Tideflats." The fifty shacks had been constructed during the Great Depression by people who had lost their homes. They were built of spare wood, sheet metal, fiberboard; any building material that could be scavenged. They were being destroyed as a safeguard for industries located on the shores of the Middle Waterway. According to welfare records, most of the residents had been there for over eight years and averaged about 60 years of age. The controlled burn was expected to take several days. (T. Times 5/20/1942, pg. 1) (formerly entered as D12975-2)
D12876-1
Date: 05-19-19424 of 7:
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Series: D12876   Image#: 1   Date: 05-19-1942
As a wartime security move to protect the Tideflats Industries, a decision was made to burn down all the shacks in a six block area beginning May 20, 1942. This area had the cheery title of "Hollywood on the Tideflats" and it was composed of shacks built from scrap wood, sheet metal and any other materials its inhabitants could scavenge. Started during the depression, most of its inhabitants had resided there over eight years and averaged 60 years of age. (T. Times 5/20/1942 p.1)
A7037-3
Date: ca. 19385 of 7:
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Series: A7037   Image#: 3   Date: ca. 1938
Overview of "Hooverville" shacks to be wrecked. Known as "Hollywood-on-the-tideflats".
A7037-2
Date: ca. 19386 of 7:
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Series: A7037   Image#: 2   Date: ca. 1938
"Hooverville" shacks with laundry and rubbish outside. Tacoma Tideflats. Known as "Hollywood-on-the-tideflats." (filed with Argentum)
A7037-1
Date: ca. 19387 of 7:
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Series: A7037   Image#: 1   Date: ca. 1938
Tideflats showing houses built over water with row boats in front. Believed to be in the area known as "Hollywood-on-the-Tideflats." Ordered by Ulman. (filed with Argentum)
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