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STENGER-71
Front caption: Tacoma, The Gateway to Rainier National Park, Wn.
Date: c. 1930
Publisher: Pacific Novelty Co. San Francisco & Los Angeles
Notes: T-19
Description: The downtown business district of Tacoma with Mount Rainer in the distance.
Subjects: Historic buildings--Tacoma; Rainier, Mount (Wash.); Historic buildings--Tacoma;
Category: Aerial Views of Tacoma

JOHNSTON-5
Front caption: Fanny Paddock Hospital. Tacoma, Wash.
Date: c. 1908
Publisher: Publ. by Central News Company, Tacoma, Wash.
Printer: Made in Germany.
Notes: 49
Description: Fanny C. Paddock Memorial Hospital, located at 312 South J Street, was built in 1888. The name was changed to Tacoma General Hospital in 1912.
Subjects: Tacoma General Hospital (Tacoma); Hospitals--Tacoma; Historic buildings--Tacoma;
Address (Links to Buildings Index): 312 SO. J ST.
Category: Hospitals and Sanitaria

JOHNSTON-2
Front caption: Gateway to the City, Tacoma, Washington.
Date: c. 1907
Publisher: Edward H. Mitchell Publisher San Francisco
Notes: 699
Description: Broad view of northern downtown Tacoma, with Old City Hall and the Northern Pacific Headquarters to the right, the railyards to the left, and Mount Rainier in the distance. This is a very common early view of the city on postcards and promotional material, showcasing the busy waterfront, wide street, and beautiful mountain.
Subjects: Old City Hall (Tacoma); Northern Pacific Headquarters Building (Tacoma); Rainier, Mount (Wash.); Historic buildings--Tacoma;
Address (Links to Buildings Index): 625 COMMERCE ST.; 621 PACIFIC AVE.
Category: Aerial Views of Tacoma

STOVER-13
Front caption: Gateway to Tacoma, Washington.
Date: c. 1910
Publisher: Detroit Publishing Co.
Notes: 7892.
Description: Broad view of northern downtown Tacoma, with Old City Hall and the Northern Pacific Headquarters to the right, the railyards to the left, and Mount Rainier in the distance.
Subjects: Old City Hall (Tacoma); Northern Pacific Headquarters Building (Tacoma); Rainier, Mount (Wash.); Historic buildings--Tacoma;
Address (Links to Buildings Index): 625 COMMERCE ST.; 621 PACIFIC AVE.
Category: Historic Buildings

STOVER-11
Front caption: Federal Building, Tacoma, Washington
Date: c. 1912
Publisher: Pacific Novelty Co. San Francisco & Los Angeles
Notes: T-15
Description: Built in 1909 at 1102 So. A St., the Federal Building which houses the Post Office, was added to the City Historical Register in 1975.
Subjects: Historic buildings--Tacoma; United States Post Office (Tacoma); Post offices--Tacoma; Federal Building (Tacoma);
Address (Links to Buildings Index): 1102 SO. A ST.
Category: Downtown

STOVER-6
Front caption: High School, Tacoma, Washington.
Date: c. 1909
Publisher: Edward H. Mitchell, Publisher, San Francisco.
Printer: Printed in the United States
Notes: 743.
Description: Originally constructed as a hotel, it never opened because the structure was damaged by fire in 1898. It was converted for use as Tacoma High School in 1906. The name was changed in 1913 to Stadium High school.
Subjects: Stadium High School (Tacoma); Public schools--Tacoma; Historic buildings--Tacoma;
Category: Stadium High School & Stadium Bowl

KLASSY-14
Front caption: Elk Club, Tacoma, Wash.
Date: c. 1923
Publisher: Pub. by Lelund Lund, Tacoma, Washington.
Notes: 108006, Quality, Copyright Boland
Description: Elks Temple at 565 Broadway, built in 1915. Listed as part of the Old City Hall Historic District on the Tacoma Register of Historic Places, State Register of Historic Places, and National Register. Undergoing renovation currently after years of disrepair, this building is scheduled to reopen as a hotel, spa, brewpub and music venue in Spring 2012.
Subjects: Elks Temple (Tacoma); Historic buildings--Tacoma; Architectural elements--Tacoma;
Address (Links to Buildings Index): 565 BROADWAY
Category: Downtown

KLASSY-13
Front caption: City Hall & Grounds, TACOMA, Wash.
Date: c. 1911
Publisher: Publ'd. by the Portland Post Card Co., Portland, Ore. & Seattle, Wash.
Printer: Made in Germany.
Description: Built in 1892, this became the Old City Hall when the County-City Building opened in 1959. This building is on the City, State and National Historic Registries.
Subjects: Old City Hall (Tacoma); Historic buildings--Tacoma; Business districts--Tacoma;
Address (Links to Buildings Index): 625 COMMERCE ST.
Category: Downtown

KLASSY-1
Front caption: Tacoma, Washington, Gateway to Rainier National Park.
Date: c. 1930
Publisher: C. P. Johnston Co., Seattle, Washington
Printer: Made only by Curt Teich & Co., Inc., Chicago
Notes: 1005, "C.T. Art Colortone" Reg. U.S. Pat. Off.
Description: Colorized postcard depicting the downtown business district in the foreground, and Mount Rainier in the distance.
Subjects: Historic buildings--Tacoma; Business districts--Tacoma; Rainier, Mount (Wash.);
Category: Aerial Views of Tacoma

MAGDEN-102
Front caption: Provident Building Tacoma, Wash.
Date: c. 1905
Notes: 239
Description: Originally known as the Provident Building, it became the Security Building in 1952. After renovation and remodeling in 2006, the original name was restored.
Subjects: Historic buildings--Tacoma; Arches--Tacoma; Remodeling--Tacoma;
Address (Links to Buildings Index): 917 PACIFIC AVE.
Category: Historic Buildings

MAGDEN-101
Front caption: Old Church Tower--Tacoma, Wash.
Date: c. 1905
Description: Built in 1873, St. Peter's Episcopal Church was constructed in 10 days.
Subjects: St. Peters Episcopal Church (Tacoma); Bell towers--Tacoma; Historic buildings--Tacoma;
Address (Links to Buildings Index): 2910 NO. STARR ST.
Category: Houses of Worship

MAGDEN-100
Front caption: Pierce Co. Court House, located at Tacoma.
Date: c. 1910
Publisher: Pub. by The Central News Co., Tacoma, Wash.
Printer: Made in Germany.
Notes: A. 13. 65958
Description: Built in 1892, and made out of Wilkeson and Pittsburg grey freestone, finished with Tenino bluestone--this was demolished in 1959 after the County-City Building was constructed.
Subjects: Pierce County Courthouse (Tacoma); Historic buildings--Tacoma; Towers--Tacoma;
Address (Links to Buildings Index): 1012 SO. G St.
Category: Downtown

MAGDEN-99
Front caption: Lowell School, Tacoma, Wash.
Date: c. 1908
Publisher: Sprouse & Son, Importers & Publishers, Tacoma, Wash.
Printer: Mdae in Germany.
Notes: 129147
Description: This Lowell School building was built in 1892, and was demolished after being damaged in the 1949 earthquake.
Subjects: Lowell Elementary School (Tacoma)--Buildings; Earthquakes--Tacoma; Historic buildings--Tacoma;
Address (Links to Buildings Index): 1210 NO. YAKIMA AVE.
Category: Schools

TACOMA ART CARDS-10
Front caption: World Famous Bob's Java Jive
Back caption: Bob's Java Jive, Tacoma, WA U.S.A.
Date: c. 2009
Distributor: Picture Tacoma Artist's Postcard Project
Notes: Copyright Photography and design, Doug and Lynn Mackey
Subjects: Historic buildings--Tacoma; Coffee Cup Restaurant (Tacoma); Coffeepots; Bars--Tacoma; Monkeys;
Address (Links to Buildings Index): 2102 SOUTH TACOMA WAY
Category: Picture Tacoma

PETERSON-43
Front caption: General View of Tacoma, Washington.
Date: c. 1908
Publisher: Published by E. P. Charlton & Co.
Description: Early view of downtown Tacoma business district.
Subjects: Historic buildings--Tacoma; Business districts--Tacoma; Aerial views;
Category: Downtown

PETERSON-40
Front caption: Tacoma High School, Tacoma, Wash.
Date: c. 1908
Publisher: Pub. by Central News Co., Tacoma, Washington
Printer: Printed in Germany.
Notes: 50
Description: Loacted at 111 No. E St., this was originally constructed as a hotel, it never opened because the structure was damaged by fire in 1898. It was converted for use as Tacoma High School in 1906, and the name was changed in 1913 to Stadium High school.
Subjects: Stadium High School (Tacoma); Public schools--Tacoma; Historic buildings--Tacoma;
Address (Links to Buildings Index): 111 NO. E ST.
Category: Stadium High School & Stadium Bowl

PETERSON-39
Front caption: Interior of Station Point Defiance Park Tacoma
Date: c. 1914
Publisher: Published by G.S. Muir, Tacoma, Wash.
Notes: G9.
Description: The Japanese Pagoda in Point Defiance Park originally served as the station for the street car line. It was built in 1914.
Subjects: Point Defiance Park (Tacoma); Point Defiance Line (Tacoma); Street railroads--Tacoma; Historic buildings--Tacoma;
Category: Railroads

SIRLES-71
Front caption: Job Carr's Cabin Tacoma's First Residence 1865
Back caption: Job Carr's Cabin "The Birthplace of Tacoma" Museum Dedication Station, Old Town-Tacoma, WA 98403
Date: c. 2000
Notes: Photo courtesy of Old Town Photo for the Executive Council of the Job Carr Museum in Old Town, Tacoma, P.O. Box 7609, Tacoma, WA 98406.
Description: Tacoma's first permanent settler was Job Carr, who built the first house, a log cabin, near the beach between where Carr and McCarver streets are now in Old Tacoma in 1865. A replica of Job Carr's cabin was constructed in Old Town Park in 2000. His cabin became the first post office and the first polling place in 1869. In 1874 he was head of the town council, so he is also considered to be the first mayor (before Old Tacoma and New Tacoma combined.)
Subjects: Pioneers--Tacoma; Historic buildings--Tacoma; Cabins--Tacoma; Mayors--Tacoma; Post offices--Tacoma;
Address (Links to Buildings Index): 2530 NO. 30TH ST.
Category: Old Town

ELLIS-3
Front caption: I miss the babies
Date: c. 1907
Description: Jack (John W.) was the son of Tacoma Mayor John W. and Eva K. Link. Buchanan was Eva's maiden name, and they were married in Madison, Indiana--so this is likely a card to a relative. Linck was elected Mayor in 1908 and left office in 1910. Their family home was at 817 NO. J. Street.
Subjects: Politicians--Tacoma; Historic buildings--Tacoma; Children; Mayors--Tacoma;
Category: Just for Fun

ELLIS-1
Front caption: Postal Card. United States of America. Postage One cent 1943-McKinley-1901.
Date: c. 1907
Description: John W. Linck was elected Mayor of Tacoma in 1908, and left the office in 1910. He was married to the former Eva K. Buchanan in 1896. This postcard is believed to be about the remodeling of their home at 817 No. J Street in Tacoma, once owned by pioneers John and Virginia Mason.
Subjects: Mayors--Tacoma--1900-1910; Remodeling--Tacoma; Historic buildings--Tacoma; Pioneers--Tacoma;
Address (Links to Buildings Index): 817 NO. J ST.
Category: Homes and Subdivisions

SIRLES-63
Front caption: Pierce County Court House, Tacoma, Washington.
Date: c. 1905
Publisher: Published by E. P. Charlton & Co. Tacoma, Wash.
Notes: 697
Description: Pierce County Court House. Built in 1892 at 1012 So. G Street, it was demolished in 1959.
Subjects: Pierce County Courthouse (Tacoma); Courthouses--Tacoma; Historic buildings--Tacoma;
Address (Links to Buildings Index): 1012 SO. G ST.
Category: Downtown

SIRLES-6
Front caption: Tacoma, Washington
Back caption: Tacoma, Washington Panoramic Telephoto view of Tacoma from the freeway overpass and top of Pacific Avenue. Commencement Bay (in the background) is one of the finest deep harbors in the world and enables Tacoma to be one of the busiest ports on the Pacific Coast.
Date: c. 1970
Distributor: Distributed by Smith-Western Co., Inc., Tacoma-Portland
Notes: CT-859, ICS-106391C, Color by Kyle S. Smith
Description: View of the downtown business district looking north. Prominent buildings include the County-City Building on the far left, the Medical Arts Building (now the Municipal Building) behind the lower light post, and the Schoenfeld Furniture store on the far right beyond Union Station.
Subjects: Business districts--Tacoma; Aerial views; Light fixtures--Tacoma; Historic buildings--Tacoma;
Address (Links to Buildings Index): 747 MARKET ST.; 1717 PACIFIC AVE.; 930 TACOMA AVE SO.; 1423 PACIFIC AVE.
Category: Downtown

ANDERSON-16
Front caption: High School, Tacoma, Wash.
Date: c. 1907
Publisher: Theodore A. Little, Pub.
Description: Originally constructed as a hotel, it never opened because the structure was damaged by fire in 1898. It was converted for use as Tacoma High School in 1906. The name was changed in 1913 to Stadium High school., after Lincoln High school was built.
Subjects: Stadium High School (Tacoma); Public schools--Tacoma; Historic buildings--Tacoma;
Address (Links to Buildings Index): 111 NO. E ST.
Category: Stadium High School & Stadium Bowl

NWRPC-241
Front caption: Gateway to the City, Tacoma, Wash.
Date: c. 1908
Description: Broad view of northern downtown Tacoma, with Old City Hall and the Northern Pacific Headquarters to the right, the railyards to the left, and Mount Rainier in the distance.
Subjects: Old City Hall (Tacoma); Northern Pacific Headquarters Building (Tacoma); Rainier, Mount (Wash.); Historic buildings--Tacoma;
Category: Commerce and Industry

NWRPC-230
Front caption: Swedish Mission Tabernacle, Tacoma, Wash.
Date: c. 1915
Notes: A-B401
Description: The Swedish Mission Tabernacle was dedicated on December 19, 1909.
Subjects: Tabernacles; Historic buildings--Tacoma; Architectural elements--Tacoma;
Address (Links to Buildings Index): 922-24 SO. I ST.
Category: Houses of Worship

NWRPC-229
Front caption: HIgh School, Tacoma, Wash.
Date: c. 1910
Printer: Printed in Germany.
Notes: Washington Series No. 456
Description: Originally constructed as a hotel, it never opened because the structure was damaged by fire in 1898. It was converted for use as Tacoma High School in 1906. The name was changed in 1913 to Stadium High school.
Subjects: Stadium High School (Tacoma); Public schools--Tacoma; Historic buildings--Tacoma;
Address (Links to Buildings Index): 111 NO. E ST.
Category: Stadium High School & Stadium Bowl

FLEMING-57
Front caption: Tacoma Hotel, Tacoma, Wash.
Date: 1913
Publisher: Frank A. Neyhart & Co., Tacoma, Wash.
Printer: Made in U.S.A.
Notes: A-406
Description: This 5-story grand hotel was built on a bluff in Tacoma in 1884. It was destroyed in a catastrophic fire October 17, 1935.
Subjects: Tacoma Hotel (Tacoma); Historic buildings--Tacoma; Hotels--Tacoma;
Address (Links to Buildings Index): 913 A. St.
Category: Hotels and Motels

McCLINTOCK-1
Front caption: The Greater Rhodes Brothers Store Thoroughly up-to-date in every respect, offers the most superb shopping facilities in the Northwest. Over fifty complete stores under one roof and one management. You can furnish your entire home, outfit your entire family without leaving its doors. The selling floor space covers 120,000 square feet or nearly three acres. Among the many conveniences and improvements embodied in the Greater Rhodes Brothers Store are: Vacuum Cleaning System Independent Electric Lighting System Electric Conveyor System, Cold Storage Plant Perfect Ventilation System When in the Store Visit The Roof Garden The Big Tea Room The Art Exhibit The Pure Food Market The Oriental Rug Exhibit Always feel assured a rousing welcome at the Rhodes Store. It is our policy to treat everyone that enters the doors as an honored guest.
Date: C. 1911
Publisher: Compliments of Rhodes Brothers Tacoma, Wash.
Description: The Rhodes Brothers Department Store in downtown Tacoma originally opened in 1903. It was enlarged by three stories in 1911, and then called the Greater Rhodes Brothers Store. The store was remodeled many times over the years, and closed permanently in 1974. The building was then used to house the University of Puget Sound Law School from 1980 to 1999. State offices and courthouses were established after the law school closed.
Subjects: University of Puget Sound (Tacoma); Rhodes Brothers Department Store (Tacoma); Courthouses--Tacoma; Department stores--Tacoma; Historic buildings--Tacoma;
Address (Links to Buildings Index): 950 BROADWAY
Category: Stores and Shopping

NWRPC-200
Front caption: Puget Sound University. Tacoma, Wash.
Date: c. 1908
Publisher: Published by Tacoma News Company, Tacoma, Wash.
Printer: Made in Germany.
Notes: 45
Description: Established as Puget Sound University in 1888 by the Methodist Episcopal Church, the buildings on this site were demolished when the college moved to its new campus in 1924. Jason Lee Intermediate School was then built on this site, and was dedicated in 1925.
Subjects: College of Puget Sound (Tacoma)--Buildings; Historic buildings--Tacoma; Jason Lee Junior High School (Tacoma);
Address (Links to Buildings Index): 602 NO. SPRAGUE AVE.
Category: Higher Education

NWRPC-199
Front caption: Witworth College Bldg., Tacoma, Wash.
Date: c. 1909
Publisher: Pub. by Henry M. Prince Tacoma, Wash.
Printer: Made in Germany.
Notes: No. 1908, 47.
Description: Allen C. Mason built this beautiful mansion in 1892, then lost it in the financial panic of 1893. It was part of the Whitworth College until their move east to Spokane in 1913. In 1920, John P. Weyerhaeuser had this and the other college buildings razed, and built Haddaway Hall, which still stands on the site.
Subjects: Whitworth College (Tacoma); Mason, Allen C.--Homes & haunts; Haddaway Hall (Tacoma); Historic buildings--Tacoma;
Address (Links to Buildings Index): 4301 NO. STEVENS ST.
Category: Higher Education

STENGER-1191
Front caption: The Coffee Pot--On Pacific Highway half-way between Tacoma and So. Tacoma, Wash.
Back caption: Coffee Pot Neat-Novel-Roomy-Home Cooking-Home Made Pies-Percolated Coffee. On Pacific Highway half-way between Tacoma and So. Tacoma.
Date: c. 1929
Publisher: Made by Curt Teich & Co., Inc. Chicago, U. S. A.
Notes: 1A2415
Description: Opened in 1929, the Coffee Pot restaurant was built on the tideflats in pieces and then bolted together on site--making it one of Tacoma's first pre-fabricated buildings. Renamed the Java Jive after being sold in 1955, it was added to the Tacoma Historic Register in 2003.
Subjects: Historic buildings--Tacoma; Coffee--Tacoma; Prefabricated buildings--Tacoma; Restaurants--Tacoma;
Address (Links to Buildings Index): 2102 SOUTH TACOMA WAY
Category: Historic Buildings

MAGDEN-29
Front caption: City Hall. Tacoma, Wash.
Date: c. 1908
Printer: Made in Germany.
Notes: 5161. The PCK Series
Description: Old Tacoma City Hall Building with the Northern Pacific Raiload Headquarters Building at right. Built in 1893, Old City Hall is one of the city's most notable landmarks.
Subjects: Old City Hall (Tacoma); Tacoma City Hall (Tacoma); Historic buildings--Tacoma; Northern Pacific Headquarters Building (Tacoma);
Address (Links to Buildings Index): 625 COMMERCE; 621 PACIFIC
Category: Historic Buildings

MAGDEN-28
Front caption: St. Leo's Cathedral, Tacoma, Washington
Date: c. 1905
Publisher: Edward H. Mitchell, Publisher, San Francisco
Notes: 664
Description: View of the many-spired, brick-and wood structure of the Cathedral of the old St. Leo's Church, destoyed by fire in 1919.
Subjects: Historic buildings--Tacoma; Cathedrals--Tacoma; Churches--Tacoma; St. Leos Catholic Church (Tacoma); Catholic churches--Tacoma;
Address (Links to Buildings Index): 710 SO. 13th ST.
Category: Historic Buildings

NWRPC-179
Front caption: The Tacoma Public Library
Back caption: Tacoma Public LibraryTacoma Public Library's 87,708 square foot Main Library at 1102 Tacoma Avenue South encompasses the city's original Carnegie Library, built in 1903 through a grant from philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, and its 1952 addition. Funding for the 1990 renovation and expansion was provided through passage of a $15.8 million Library Construction Bond approved by Tacoma voters in 1984. The $5.1 million project was designed by the Tsang Partnership, with construction by Mar-Jon Contractors, Inc. Photo inset: The restored glass skylight of the Carnegie Library.
Date: c. 1990
Printer: Printing courtesy of the Tsang Partnership, Tacoma, Washington
Notes: Photography by The Portrait Gallery, 1990.
Description: Large postcard commemorating the renovation and expansion of the Main Library.
Subjects: Public libraries--Tacoma; Tacoma Public Library (Tacoma); Historic buildings--Tacoma; Stained glass--Tacoma;
Address (Links to Buildings Index): 1102 TACOMA AVE. SO.
Category: Libraries

STENGER-425
Front caption: Tacoma Labor Temple, Tacoma, Washington. C.F.W. Lundberg George Gove } Architects
Date: c. 1911
Publisher: Edward H. Mitchell San Francisco Cal.
Description: Proposed Labor building, was to be located almost directly across from the Carnegie Library building on Tacoma Ave. So. Never built.
Subjects: Historic buildings--Tacoma; City planning--Tacoma; Labor Temple (Tacoma); Labor Unions--Tacoma;
Category: Commerce and Industry

STENGER-423
Front caption: First Methodist Episcopal Church, Tacoma, Wash.
Date: c. 1907
Description: Originally planned for site at 6th Ave. & So. I St., this church was
dedicated at South 8th & G Streets on 2/19/1893. The last services were held in December 1916.
Subjects: Churches--Tacoma; Historic buildings--Tacoma; Episcopal churches--Tacoma; Methodist churches--Tacoma;
Address (Links to Buildings Index): 724 SO. G ST.
Category: Houses of Worship

BAKER-2
Front caption: S. Rita-Tacoma, Wash.
Date: c. 1925
Notes: Associated Photographic Service, Inc.
Description: St. Rita's Catholic Church, located at 1401 So. Ainsworth Avenue, was founded by Italian immigrants in 1924.
Subjects: St. Ritas Catholic Church (Tacoma); Catholic churches--Tacoma; Historic buildings--Tacoma;
Address (Links to Buildings Index): 1401 SO. AINSWORTH AVE.
Category: Houses of Worship

BAKER-1
Front caption: S. Rita-Tacoma, Wash.
Date: c. 1925
Notes: Associated Photographic Service, Inc.
Description: St. Rita's Catholic Church was built in 1924 and is on the National Historic Registry.
Subjects: St. Ritas Catholic Church (Tacoma); Catholic churches--Tacoma; Historic buildings--Tacoma;
Address (Links to Buildings Index): 1401 SO. AINSWORTH AVE.
Category: Houses of Worship

STENGER-77
Front caption: Mt. Rainier from the Top of Medical Arts Building-Tacoma, Wn-
Date: c. 1940
Notes: A-37 pev
Description: Mount Rainier looms in the distance, alongside the foothills dusted with snow. The Washington Building, with its Mobil Gas sign, is prominently featured in the center of the card.
Subjects: Washington Building (Tacoma); Historic buildings--Tacoma; Business districts--Tacoma;
Category: Aerial Views of Tacoma

STENGER-75
Front caption: Tacoma, Wash. Skyline from Winthrop Hotel
Date: c. 1940
Notes: Ellis 1245
Description: Aerial view of downtown Tacoma. The Washington Building, with its Brotherhood Bank sign, is featured in the center of the card.
Subjects: Business districts--Tacoma; Historic buildings--Tacoma; Skyscapers--Tacoma; Aerial photographs;
Address (Links to Buildings Index): 1019 PACIFIC AVE.
Category: Aerial Views of Tacoma

STENGER-74
Front caption: Tacoma, Washington, Gateway to Rainier National Park
Back caption: Tacoma, gateway to Rainier national Park and the "Lumber Products Capital of America," is a major metropolis on the Northern Pacific. Route of the Streamlined North Coast Limited
Date: c. 1930
Printer: Natural Color Post Card Made in the U.S.A. by E. C. Kropp Co., Milwaukee, Wis.-DAL
Notes: Northern Pacific Yellowstone Park Line emblem on upper left back corner, 15331
Description: Colorized postcard depicting the downtown business district in the foreground, and Mount Rainier in the distance.
Subjects: Historic buildings--Tacoma; Business districts--Tacoma; Rainier, Mount (Wash.);
Category: Aerial Views of Tacoma

STENGER-73
Back caption: Tacoma, Washington Majestic Mount Rainier forms a beautiful background for a portion of the metropolitan and industrial area.
Date: c. 1950
Publisher: Pub. by Smith's Scenic Views, Tacoma, Washington
Printer: Plastichrome by Colourpicture Publishers, Inc. Boston 15 Mass. U.S.A.
Notes: Color by Lee Merrill, P1935
Description: Aerial view of the downtown business district, tideflats and Mount Rainier.
Subjects: Rainier, Mount (Wash.); Historic buildings--Tacoma; Business districts--Tacoma; Waterfronts--Tacoma;
Category: Aerial Views of Tacoma

STENGER-70
Front caption: Birdseye view of Tacoma, Wash. Mt. Tacoma in Distance
Date: c. 1930
Notes: 623
Description: Aerial view of the downtown business district
Subjects: Business districts--Tacoma; Rainier, Mount (Wash.); Historic buildings--Tacoma;
Category: Aerial Views of Tacoma

STENGER-6
Front caption: Tacoma Souvenir. St. Peter's Church The Bell Tower is a large tree trunk around which the ivy has grown.
Back caption: Private Mailing Card. Authorized by Act of Congress of May 19, 1898. Postal Card-Carte Postale
Date: c. 1900
Description: St. Peter's, with it's unique ivy covered tree trunk bell tower, was built in 1873.
Subjects: St. Peters Episcopal Church (Tacoma); Churches--Tacoma; Historic buildings--Tacoma;
Address (Links to Buildings Index): 2910 NO. STARR ST.
Category: Old Town

NWRPC-177
Front caption: City Hall. Tacoma, Wash.
Date: c. 1905
Printer: Made in Germany
Notes: 5161, The PCK Series
Description: Built in 1892 at 625 Commerce, this became the Old City Hall when the County-City Building opened in 1959. This building is on the City, State and National Historic Registries.
Subjects: Old City Hall (Tacoma); Historic buildings--Tacoma; Business districts--Tacoma;
Address (Links to Buildings Index): 625 COMMERCE ST.
Category: Downtown

NWRPC-176
Front caption: Perkins Building Home of the Morning Ledger & Evening News, Tacoma, Wash.
Date: c. 1910
Publisher: Pub. by V. S. Walsh, San Francisco, Cal.
Notes: 2721
Description: Built in 1906 at 1101 "A" Street, the Perkins Building was considered the first fire proof structure in Tacoma. The building was home to the first University of Washington Tacoma students.
Subjects: Newspaper industry--Tacoma; Historic buildings--Tacoma; Universities & colleges--Tacoma; Perkins Building (Tacoma);
Address (Links to Buildings Index): 1101 A ST.
Category: Downtown

NWRPC-168
Front caption: Aquanaux Academy, Tacoma, Washington.
Date: 1912
Publisher: Published by The Portland Post Card Co., Portland, Ore. & Seattle, Wash.
Printer: Made in Germany
Notes: 4020
Description: This Aquinas Academy, built in 1899 at 1112 No. "G" St., was demolished in phases in 1930 and 1955. A new building was built on site.
Subjects: Aquinas Academy (Tacoma); Church schools--Tacoma; Historic buildings--Tacoma;
Address (Links to Buildings Index): 1112 NO. G ST.
Category: Schools

NWRPC-166
Front caption: Donnelly Hotel, Tacoma, Washington. "Unequalled Location".
Back caption: Donnelly Hotel Tacoma, Washington Light Spacious Sample Rooms-Free garage-Unequalled Location-Rates $1.25 up "A Bed Deluxe in every Room" "Economy with Comfort"
Date: c. 1920
Publisher: Made by Curt Teich & Co., Chicago, U. S. A.
Notes: A-100207
Description: Built as the Fife Hotel on the Fife Block in 1887, it was completely remodeled and opened as the Donnelly Hotel in 1898. The building was demolished in 1925.
Subjects: Hotel Donnelly (Tacoma); Hotels--Tacoma; City & town life--Tacoma; Historic buildings--Tacoma; Automobiles--Tacoma;
Address (Links to Buildings Index): 742-50 PACIFIC AVE.
Category: Hotels and Motels

NWRPC-165
Front caption: Mason M.E. Church, Tacoma, Wash.
Date: c. 1915
Publisher: Published by Frank A. Neyhart & Co. Tacoma, Wash.
Printer: Made in U.S.A.
Notes: A-29995
Description: The Mason Methodist Church, 4008 No. 28th St., was built in 1910 and demolished c. 1970. It was named in honor of Allen C. Mason.
Subjects: Mason Methodist Church (Tacoma); Methodist churches--Tacoma; Historic buildings--Tacoma;
Address (Links to Buildings Index): 4008 NO. 28th ST.
Category: Houses of Worship

NWRPC-162
Front caption: New Scottish Rite Cathedral, Tacoma, Wash.
Date: c. 1933
Publisher: Published by Leland Lund, Tacoma, Wash.
Printer: Made in U.S.A.
Notes: 203
Description: The Scottish Rite Cathedral, at 5 So. "G", was built in 1921. The Masons lost ownership of the building during the Depression.
Subjects: Scottish Rite Cathedral (Tacoma); Free & Accepted Masons (Tacoma); Historic buildings--Tacoma;
Address (Links to Buildings Index): 5 SO. G ST.
Category: Downtown

NWRPC-161
Front caption: High School, Tacoma, Wash.
Date: c. 1907
Publisher: Theodore & Little, Pub.
Description: Originally constructed as a hotel, it never opened because the structure was damaged by fire in 1898. It was converted for use as Tacoma High School in 1906. The name was changed in 1913 to Stadium High school.
Subjects: Stadium High School (Tacoma); Public schools--Tacoma; Historic buildings--Tacoma;
Address (Links to Buildings Index): 111 NO. E ST.
Category: Stadium High School & Stadium Bowl

NWRPC-152
Front caption: Looking North from C. and 13th.
Date: c. 1908
Publisher: Pub. by The Central News Co., Tacoma, Wash.
Printer: Made in Germany
Notes: 65986, A-27.
Description: Built in 1892, the Owen Woods building at 1148 Broadway is now known as the Cornerstone Building.
Subjects: Historic buildings--Tacoma; Business districts--Tacoma; Dry goods stores--Tacoma; Carriages & coaches--Tacoma;
Address (Links to Buildings Index): 1148 BROADWAY
Category: Historic Buildings

NWRPC-145
Front caption: Tacoma General Hospital
Date: c. 1929
Notes: Ellis 1211
Description: Tacoma General Hospital, at 315 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, was originally the Fannie Paddock Hospital. Here is the original hospital built on this site in 1914, and the addition built behind it in 1926.
Subjects: Tacoma General Hospital (Tacoma); Hospitals--Tacoma; Historic buildings--Tacoma; Automobiles--Tacoma;
Address (Links to Buildings Index): 315 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. WAY
Category: Hospitals and Sanitaria

NWRPC-139
Front caption: Gateway to the city, Tacoma, Washington
Date: c. 1910
Publisher: Edward H. Mitchell, publisher, San Francisco.
Printer: Printed in the United States
Notes: 699
Description: Broad view of northern downtown Tacoma, with Old City Hall and the Northern Pacific Headquarters to the right, the railyards to the left, and Mount Rainier in the distance.
Subjects: Old City Hall (Tacoma); Northern Pacific Headquarters Building (Tacoma); Rainier, Mount (Wash.); Historic buildings--Tacoma;
Category: Historic Buildings

NWRPC-137
Front caption: Post Office Bldg., Tacoma, Wash.
Date: c.1920
Publisher: E. C. Kropp Co., publ. Milwaukee
Notes: No. 1283
Description: Built in 1909 at 1102 So. A St., the Federal Building which houses the Post Office, was added to the City Historical Register in 1975.
Subjects: Historic buildings--Tacoma; United States Post Office (Tacoma); Post offices--Tacoma; Federal Building (Tacoma);
Address (Links to Buildings Index): 1102 A ST.
Category: Downtown

NWRPC-131
Front caption: State Armory, Court House in background, Tacoma, Wash.
Date: c. 1910
Notes: A-355
Description: The Washington National Guard Armory at 715 So. 11th, built in 1908, was added to the Tacoma Historical register in 1976. The Pierce County Court House in the background was built in 1892, and was located at 1012 So. G Street.
Subjects: Pierce County Courthouse (Tacoma); State Armory (Tacoma); Historic buildings--Tacoma;
Address (Links to Buildings Index): 715 SO. 11th ST.
Category: Historic Buildings

NWRPC-102
Front caption: Annie Wright Seminary, Tacoma, Wash.
Date: c. 1907
Distributor: F. C. Kropp, Milwaukee
Publisher: Theodore's Book Store Co., Tacoma.
Notes: No. 7
Description: Photograph of Annie Wright Seminary at 611 Division Ave. In 1924 the school was moved to the current location at 827 Tacoma Ave. No.
Subjects: Annie Wright Seminary (Tacoma); Private schools--Tacoma, Historic buildings--Tacoma;
Address (Links to Buildings Index): 611 DIVISION AVE.
Category: Schools

NWRPC-92
Front caption: Emerson Public School, Tacoma, Washington.
Date: c. 1907
Publisher: E. P. Charlton & Co. Tacoma, Wash.
Notes: 701
Description: The Emerson School, at 246 St. Helens, was built in 1889. It closed in 1913 and was demolished in 1920.
Subjects: Emerson School (Tacoma); Public schools--Tacoma; Historic buildings--Tacoma;
Address (Links to Buildings Index): 246 SAINT HELENS AVE.
Category: Schools

NWRPC-84
Front caption: Fidelity Trust Co. Building, Tacoma, Washington.
Date: c. 1914
Publisher: Edward H. Mitchell, San Francisco, Cal.
Notes: 1129
Description: The Fidelity Trust Building, located at 949-55 Broadway, was built in 1890 and demolished in 1949.
Subjects: Historic buildings--Tacoma; Business districts--Tacoma; Fidelity Building (Tacoma);
Address (Links to Buildings Index): 949-55 BROADWAY
Category: Historic Buildings

NWRPC-77
Front caption: Lodge No. 174, B. P. O. E. Tacoma, Wash.
Date: c. 1916
Publisher: Sprouse & Son, Tacoma, Wash.
Notes: 48474, Commercialchrome
Description: Elks Temple at 565 Broadway, built in 1915.
Subjects: Elks Temple (Tacoma); Historic buildings--Tacoma; Architectural elements--Tacoma;
Address (Links to Buildings Index): 565 BROADWAY
Category: Historic Buildings

NWRPC-75
Front caption: Pacific Ave., Tacoma, Wash.
Date: c. 1914
Publisher: Frank A. Neyhart & Co., Tacoma, Wn. Made in U.S.A.
Notes: A 18103; Photochrom.
Description: Bustling downtown Pacific Ave.
Subjects: Cityscapes; Historic buildings--Tacoma; Streets--Tacoma; Business districts--Tacoma;
Category: Downtown

NWRPC-70
Front caption: High School, Tacoma, Wash.
Date: c. 1908
Publisher: Sprouse & Son, Importers & Publishers, Tacoma, Wash.
Printer: Made in Germany.
Description: Tacoma High School, later to be known as Stadium High School, at 111 No. E St.
Subjects: Stadium High School (Tacoma); Stadium Bowl (Tacoma); Historic buildings--Tacoma; Public schools--Tacoma;
Address (Links to Buildings Index): 111 NO. E ST.
Category: Stadium High School & Stadium Bowl

NWRPC-66
Front caption: University Puget Sound, Tacoma, Wn. Pedersen Bros.
Date: c. 1910
Description: University of Puget Sound was at 602 No. Sprague, until the new campus was built in 1924. These buildings were demolished--now the site of Jason Lee Middle School.
Subjects: University of Puget Sound (Tacoma)--1910-1920; Historic buildings--Tacoma; Universities & colleges--Tacoma;
Address (Links to Buildings Index): 602 NO. SPRAGUE AVE.
Category: Higher Education

NWRPC-58
Front caption: First Christian Church, Tacoma, Wash.
Date: c. 1910
Publisher: Central News Co., Tacoma, Wash., Made in U.S.A.
Notes: A34 J
Description: Built in the Corinthian style in 1907, the First Christian Church was located at 523 Martin Luther King Jr. Way. It was demolished in 1963.
Subjects: Churches--Tacoma; First Christian Church (Tacoma); Historic buildings--Tacoma;
Address (Links to Buildings Index): 523 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. WAY
Category: Houses of Worship

NWRPC-52
Back caption: Tacoma Bicentennial Pavilion - Built in 1976 at 13th and Market Sts., Tacoma, Washington, this modern facility has accommodations for meetings, conventions, trade fairs, dances and exhibitions.
Date: c. 1979
Distributor: City of Tacoma.
Printer: Bureau of Information & Graphics
Notes: BIG 502 (8/79)
Description: People enjoying the sunshine outside of the Bicentennial Pavilion.
Subjects: Centennial celebrations--Tacoma; Historic buildings--Tacoma; Spectators--Tacoma;
Address (Links to Buildings Index): 1313 MARKET ST.
Category: Downtown

NWRPC-20
Front caption: First Congregational Church, Tacoma, Wash.
Date: c. 1907
Publisher: Central News Co., Tacoma, Wash., Made in U.S.A.
Notes: A341
Description: First Congregational Church, located at 209 South J Street, was built in 1907. It is made of brick faced with Tenino sandstone.
Subjects: First Congregational Church (Tacoma); Churches--Tacoma; Protestant churches--Tacoma; Historic buildings--Tacoma;
Address (Links to Buildings Index): 209 SO. J ST.
Category: Houses of Worship

NWRPC-18
Front caption: Mt. Tacoma from Tacoma, Wash.
Date: c. 1907
Publisher: The Acmegraph Co., Chicago
Notes: 12823
Description: View of downtown Tacoma with Mount Rainier in the distance.
Subjects: Rainier, Mount (Wash.); Business districts--Tacoma; Historic buildings--Tacoma;
Category: Mount Rainier

NWRPC-16
Front caption: Court House, Tacoma, Wash.
Date: c. 1907
Publisher: The Acmegraph Co., Chicago
Notes: 12811
Description: Pierce County Court House. Built in 1892 at 1012 So. G Street, it was demolished in 1959.
Subjects: Pierce County Courthouse (Tacoma); Courthouses--Tacoma; Historic buildings--Tacoma;
Address (Links to Buildings Index): 1012 SO. G ST.
Category: Historic Buildings

NWRPC-10
Front caption: The Heart of the City by Night, Tacoma, U.S.A.
Date: c. 1907
Publisher: Lowman & Hanford Co.
Notes: A-29994; 2061 preceeds publisher; CT Photochrom
Description: Most likely dates from 1907-1915; moonlit night downtown.
Subjects: Business districts--Tacoma; Commencement Bay (Wash.); Historic buildings--Tacoma;
Category: Downtown

NWRPC-2
Front caption: Tacoma, Wash. Pacific Ave. and Ninth St.
Date: 1905
Distributor: Raphael Tuck & Sons Post Card Series
Publisher: Vaughn & Morrill Co.
Printer: Printed in Germany.
Notes: No. 1043
Description: A street view of downtown Tacoma, looking west up Ninth St. from Pacific Ave.
Subjects: Business districts--Tacoma; Historic buildings--Tacoma; Streets--Tacoma;
Category: Downtown

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