Allen C. Mason arrived in Tacoma with $2.85 in his pocket. The year was 1883, and by the 1890s he'd become a millionaire.
Sitting a block down from one of Tacoma’s busiest intersections at Sprague and 7th Ave. sits a 105 year old building that, for the last decade, has sat vacant and largely ignored by passersby.
Photos courtesy of Washington State Historical Society These portraits were taken in 1918 by Marvin D. Boland, a prolific Tacoma-based...
We can't say enough good things about the Tacoma Public Library. Not only are their online archives a wealth of knowledge accessible from anywhere on the web at anytime, their Northwest Room files hold a treasure trove of Tacoma history.