Tacoma's Theater District

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The history of Tacoma's Theater District is nearly as long as that of the city of Tacoma itself, spanning from the opening of the Tacoma Theater in 1890 to the present day, with restored historical facilities anchoring a renewed cultural district. This telling of the district's history reflects a range of engaging topics, including the boundless enthusiasm of the initial residents of Tacoma (the "City of Destiny"), the changing ways in which culture was shared and experienced over the decades of the 20th century, and a community working together through difficult times to save and restore historical buildings as gathering spaces for the benefit of future generations. The story is told through historical photographs of the theater venues themselves, as well as images capturing a myriad of cultural and community events taking place in those facilities and in the surrounding district.
ISBN: 9781467134026
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Washington
Series: Images of America
Images: 198
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Kimberly M. Davenport is a musician, teacher, and student of local history. She is a proud resident of Tacoma, where the last several branches of her family tree have found their nourishment. The overwhelming majority of the images presented here were gathered from Tacoma Public Library's diverse and extensive photography archive.
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