Tacoma, WA Photos

Tacoma, Washington was the first major Union Pacific rail port for Pacific Ocean shipping, the source of the city's original wealth. The area opposite Union Station was a district of major warehouses which grew when merchants were shipping goods north for the Alaska gold rush. Today, many of these buildings serve as the home for the University of Washington at Tacoma. The area around Union Station was renewed to house the Tacoma Glass, the Washington History and the Tacoma Art Museums plus the Convention Center. Other heritage & modern buildings mark the Tacoma skyline.

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Skyline of Tacoma with Union Station. Tacoma, WA.Facade of Tacoma Union Station. Tacoma, WA.Great Cone of Museum of Glass by Arthur Erickson. Tacoma, WA.Washington State History Museum with arches against hills of Tacoma. Tacoma, WA.
Skyline of Tacoma with Union Station. Tacoma, WA.Facade of Tacoma Union Station. Tacoma, WA. Great Cone of Museum of Glass by Arthur Erickson. Tacoma, WA. Washington State History Museum with arches against hills of Tacoma. Tacoma, WA.
Rails & roads against Tacoma Convention & Trade Center. Tacoma, WA.Tacoma Convention & Trade Center, Hotel Murano, & Art Museum on skyline. Tacoma, WA.Port of Tacoma across Thea Foss Waterway from downtown. Tacoma, WA.Container cranes of Port of Tacoma. Tacoma, WA.
Rails & roads against Tacoma Convention & Trade Center. Tacoma, WA.Tacoma Convention & Trade Center, Hotel Murano, & Art Museum on skyline. Tacoma, WA.Port of Tacoma across Thea Foss Waterway from downtown. Tacoma, WA.Container cranes of Port of Tacoma. Tacoma, WA.
Pleasure craft & shipping facilities of Port of Tacoma. Tacoma, WA.Murray Morgan Lift Bridge across Thea Foss Waterway frames Mt. Rainier. Tacoma, WA.Murray Morgan Lift Bridge across Thea Foss Waterway. Tacoma, WA.Cable suspended highway 509 freeway bridge over Thea Foss Waterway. Tacoma, WA.
Pleasure craft & shipping facilities of Port of Tacoma. Tacoma, WA.Murray Morgan (11th St.) Lift Bridge (1913) across Thea Foss Waterway frames Mt. Rainier. Tacoma, WA.Murray Morgan Lift Bridge across Thea Foss Waterway. Tacoma, WA.Cable suspended highway 509 freeway bridge (1987) over Thea Foss Waterway. Tacoma, WA.
Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center. Tacoma, WA.Architectural details of Tacoma Convention & Trade Center. Tacoma, WA.SoundTransit streetcar rolls past Tacoma Convention & Trade Center. Tacoma, WA.SoundTransit streetcar in purple. Tacoma, WA.
Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center (2004) (5 floors) (1551 Broadway). Tacoma, WA. Architect: Merritt+Pardini + MulvannyG2 Architecture.Architectural details of Tacoma Convention & Trade Center. Tacoma, WA.SoundTransit streetcar rolls past Tacoma Convention & Trade Center. Tacoma, WA.SoundTransit streetcar in purple. Tacoma, WA.
Two SoundTransit streetcars pass on Pacific Ave. Tacoma, WA.Tacoma Art Museum. Tacoma, WA.Tacoma Art Museum entrance. Tacoma, WA.Tacoma Art Museum side view. Tacoma, WA.
Two SoundTransit streetcars pass on Pacific Ave. Tacoma, WA.Tacoma Art Museum (2003) (1701 Pacific Ave.). Tacoma, WA. Architect: Antoine Predock.Tacoma Art Museum entrance. Tacoma, WA.Tacoma Art Museum side view. Tacoma, WA.
Carlton Hotel now Carlton Center. Tacoma, WA.Pinkerton Block on University of Washington, Tacoma. Tacoma, WA.West Coast Grocery/Tacoma Grocery Co. building on University of Washington, Tacoma. Tacoma, WA.Tacoma Warehouse District with Garretson, Woodruff, & Pratt Company & West Coast Grocery/Tacoma Grocery Co. buildings. Tacoma, WA.
Carlton Hotel (1909) now Carlton Center (1552 Jefferson Ave.). Tacoma, WA. Architect: Anton Huth.Pinkerton Block (1889) (1702 Jefferson Ave.) on University of Washington, Tacoma. Tacoma, WA. Style: Italianate. Architect: Dennis & Proctor.West Coast Grocery/Tacoma Grocery Co. building (1891) (1732-6 Pacific Ave.) on University of Washington, Tacoma. Tacoma, WA. Style: Romanesque Revival.Tacoma Warehouse District with Garretson, Woodruff, & Pratt Company & West Coast Grocery/Tacoma Grocery Co. buildings. Tacoma, WA. On National Register.
Tacoma Warehouse District with F.S. Harmon Furniture Manufacturing Co. thru Garretson, Woodruff, & Pratt Co. buildings, now University of Washington, Tacoma. Tacoma, WA.Garretson, Woodruff, & Pratt Co. building now bookstore of University of Washington, Tacoma. Tacoma, WA.Corner entrance of Garretson, Woodruff, & Pratt Co. building / UW Tacoma bookstore. Tacoma, WA.Tacoma Warehouse District with heritage buildings, now University of Washington, Tacoma opposite Union Station. Tacoma, WA.
Tacoma Warehouse District with F.S. Harmon Furniture Manufacturing Co. thru Garretson, Woodruff, & Pratt Co. buildings, now University of Washington, Tacoma. Tacoma, WA.Garretson, Woodruff, & Pratt Co. building (1891) (1754 Pacific Ave.) now bookstore of University of Washington, Tacoma. Tacoma, WA. Style: Romanesque Revival.Corner entrance of Garretson, Woodruff, & Pratt Co. building / UW Tacoma bookstore. Tacoma, WA.Tacoma Warehouse District with heritage buildings, now University of Washington, Tacoma opposite Union Station. Tacoma, WA.
Thea's Landing apartments part of waterfront redevelopment. Tacoma, WA.Wells Fargo Plaza. Tacoma, WA.Facade of Wells Fargo Plaza. Tacoma, WA.Heritage Bank, Tacoma National Bank, & Wells Fargo building on Pacific Ave. Tacoma, WA.
Thea's Landing apartments (2007) (1705 Dock St.) part of waterfront redevelopment. Tacoma, WA.Wells Fargo Plaza (1970) (25 floors) (1201 Pacific Ave.). Tacoma, WA. Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP.Facade of Wells Fargo Plaza. Tacoma, WA.Heritage Bank, Tacoma National Bank, & Wells Fargo building on Pacific Ave. Tacoma, WA.
National Bank of Tacoma building former Tacoma Art Museum. Tacoma, WA.Heritage Bank [aka National Realty then Puget Sound National Bank Building]. Tacoma, WA.Terra cotta tiles on Heritage Bank. Tacoma, WA.Pacific Ave. streetscape with Washington & Heritage Bank buildings. Tacoma, WA.
National Bank of Tacoma building (1920) (1123 Pacific Ave.) former Tacoma Art Museum. Tacoma, WA. Style: Italian Renaissance. Architect: Sutton, Whitney & Dugan.Heritage Bank [aka National Realty then Puget Sound National Bank Building] (1911) (16 floors) (1119 Pacific Ave.). Tacoma, WA. Architect: Heath, Gove & Bell.Terra cotta tiles on Heritage Bank. Tacoma, WA.Pacific Ave. streetscape with Washington & Heritage Bank buildings. Tacoma, WA.
Washington Building. Tacoma, WA.Cornice of Washington Building. Tacoma, WA.Bank of California Building. Tacoma, WA.Olympus Hotel. Tacoma, WA.
Washington Building (1925) (17 floors) (1019 Pacific Ave.). Tacoma, WA. Architect: John Graham.Cornice of Washington Building. Tacoma, WA.Bank of California Building (1928) (1011-13 Pacific Ave.). Tacoma, WA. Style: Italian Renaissance. Architect: John Graham.Olympus Hotel (1909) (815-17 Pacific Ave.). Tacoma, WA. Architect: Darmer & Cutting.
Whiskey Row heritage district on Pacific Ave. at 8th Sts. Tacoma, WA.Victorian buildings on Whiskey Row. Tacoma, WA.Northern Pacific Headquarters Building. Tacoma, WA.Round tower detail of Northern Pacific Headquarters Building. Tacoma, WA.
Whiskey Row heritage district (1880s) on Pacific Ave. at 8th Sts. Tacoma, WA.Victorian buildings (1887-8) on Whiskey Row (730-36 Pacific Ave.). Tacoma, WA. Architect: William Farrel & C. August Darmer.Northern Pacific Headquarters Building (1888) (621 Pacific Ave.). Tacoma, WA. Style: Italianate. Architect: Charles B. Talbot.Round tower detail of Northern Pacific Headquarters Building. Tacoma, WA.
Old City Hall. Tacoma, WA.Campanile-style tower of Old City Hall with clock added in 1904. Tacoma, WA.Facade of Tacoma Old City Hall. Tacoma, WA.Frank Russell Building. Tacoma, WA.
Old City Hall (1893) (625 South Commerce St.). Tacoma, WA. Style: Italian Renaissance. Architect: E.A. Hatherton.Campanile-style tower of Old City Hall with clock added in 1904. Tacoma, WA.Facade of Tacoma Old City Hall. Tacoma, WA.Frank Russell Building (1988) (12 floors) (909 A St.). Tacoma, WA. Architect: Wyatt Stapper.
Totem Pole against Frank Russell Building. Tacoma, WA.Details of Alaskan Totem Pole in Tacoma city park. Tacoma, WA.Facade of Frank Russell Building. Tacoma, WA.Bowes Building before Frank Russell Building. Tacoma, WA.
Totem Pole against Frank Russell Building. Tacoma, WA.Details of Alaskan Totem Pole (1903) in Tacoma city park. Tacoma, WA.Facade of Frank Russell Building. Tacoma, WA.Bowes Building before Frank Russell Building. Tacoma, WA.
Bowes Building. Tacoma, WA.Bostwick Hotel flatiron building & former Winthrop Hotel. Tacoma, WA.Winthrop Hotel. Tacoma, WA.Former Winthrop Hotel above heritage section of Pacific Ave. Tacoma, WA.
Bowes Building (1908) (100 South 9th St.). Tacoma, WA. Architect: Heath & Twichell.Bostwick Hotel (1899) (South 9th at South Broadway) flatiron building & former Winthrop Hotel. Tacoma, WA. Architect: Henry Clay Bostwick.Winthrop Hotel (now seniors home) (1925) (12 floors) (776 Commerce St.). Tacoma, WA. Architect: W.L. Stoddard.Former Winthrop Hotel above heritage section of Pacific Ave. Tacoma, WA.
Sign & corner details of Pantages Theater. Tacoma, WA.Pantages Theater. Tacoma, WA.Rialto Theater. Tacoma, WA.Rialto Theater corner window detail. Tacoma, WA.
Sign & corner details of Pantages Theater. Tacoma, WA.Pantages Theater (1918) (901 South Broadway). Tacoma, WA. Architect: B. Marcus Priteca.Rialto Theater (1918) (310 South 9th St.). Tacoma, WA.Rialto Theater corner window detail. Tacoma, WA.
Theater on the Square home of Tacoma Actors Guild. Tacoma, WA.Landscaped plaza of Theater on the Square. Tacoma, WA.Supporting beam of Theater on the Square. Tacoma, WA.Salmon sculpture jumps in fountain at Theater on the Square. Tacoma, WA.
Theater on the Square (1993) (915 Broadway) home of Tacoma Actors Guild. Tacoma, WA. Architect: Boora Group.Landscaped plaza of Theater on the Square. Tacoma, WA.Supporting beam of Theater on the Square. Tacoma, WA.Salmon sculpture jumps in fountain at Theater on the Square. Tacoma, WA.
Salmon sculpture jumps in Tacoma fountain on Broadway. Tacoma, WA.Washington Building & Rust Building. Tacoma, WA.Looking down 11th Street to Murray Morgan lift bridge & Washington Building. Tacoma, WA.New York Building. Tacoma, WA.
Salmon sculpture jumps in Tacoma fountain on Broadway. Tacoma, WA.Washington Building & Rust Building (1920) (12 floors) (950 Pacific Ave.). Tacoma, WA. Architect: Sutton, Whitney & Dugan.Looking down 11th Street to Murray Morgan lift bridge & Washington Building. Tacoma, WA.New York Building (1906) (1117-19 Broadway). Tacoma, WA. Architect: Russell & Babcock.
Terra Cotta decoration of New York Building on 1117 Broadway. Tacoma, WA.Dave Gross Block. Tacoma, WA.Pedestrian shelters off Broadway in Tacoma. Tacoma, WA.Hotel Murano steps out over Broadway. Tacoma, WA.
Terra Cotta decoration of New York Building on 1117 Broadway. Tacoma, WA.Dave Gross Block (1914) (1122-28 Broadway). Tacoma, WA. Architect: Heath & Gove.Pedestrian shelters off Broadway in Tacoma. Tacoma, WA.Hotel Murano steps out over Broadway. Tacoma, WA.
Hotel Murano. Tacoma, WA.St. Joseph's Hospital. Tacoma, WA.

Hotel Murano (1984) (24 floors) (1320 Broadway Plaza). Tacoma, WA. Architect: TRA Architects.St. Joseph's Hospital (1974) (14 floors) (1717 S. J St.). Tacoma, WA. Architect: Bertrand Goldberg & Assoc..


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