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Collection: Richards Studio Collection
Description: Local photographer Arthur French captured a moment in time on busy, bustling Pacific Avenue circa 1901. This glimpse of vibrant downtown Tacoma was taken looking south from the corner of South 9th St. Sidewalks were crowded with people spilling over into the street on this late spring/summer day. Little boys and some grown men are decked out in straw hats crossing Pacific while others, some hatless, wheel their bicycles across the tracks, barely avoiding streetcar #17 approaching above. Horse drawn carriages and wagons shared space on the street along with the many pedestrians. Women were out and about that day, perhaps running errands or just perusing the many store windows. On the left side of the photograph was Elder & Albright, wallpaper and paints store, located at 905 Pacific Avenue. The Palace Grocery Co. was on the right side of the street at 904 Pacific Avenue. (Photo donated by Chiho Kato)
Subjects: Commercial streets--Tacoma--1900-1910; Street railroads--Tacoma--1900-1910; Pedestrians--Tacoma; Elder & Albright (Tacoma); Palace Grocery Co. (Tacoma);
Photographer: French, Arthur
Rights: See Tacoma Public Library for specific rights and permissions.