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Collection: Richards Studio Collection Series: D8408-4         (Unique: 7421)
Date: 06-07-1939
Description: Tacoma Railway & Power workers using a special lever to pry-up streetcar rails along Pacific Avenue. A crowd, full of "sidewalk superintendents," gathers to watch the activity. Hotel Olympus in the background. The last streetcar in Tacoma was removed from service in April of 1938; replaced by city buses. (T. Times, 6/8/1939, p. 3).
Subjects: Street railroads--Tacoma--1930-1940; Street railroad tracks--Tacoma--1930-1940; Demolition--Tacoma--1930-1940; Mass transit--Tacoma--1930-1940; Hotels--Tacoma; Olympus Hotel (Tacoma); Tacoma Railway & Power Co. (Tacoma);
Photographer: City photographer
Image type: Black & White
Original negative: 4x5"
Negative type: AGFA Safety film
Print type: Fiber base-Glossy
Print format: 8x10"
Rights: See Tacoma Public Library for specific rights and permissions.
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