New from Arcadia Publishing and local authors, Caroline Gallacci and Ron Karabaich is Downtown Tacoma. This is the latest volume in the popular Images of America series.
In 1873, the Northern Pacific Railroad selected the south shore of Commencement Bay as the terminus of its transcontinental line. Connected to, but independent of the railroad, the Tacoma Land Company created a city adjacent to the terminus. By the early years of the 20th century, downtown Tacoma was the place to go for a wide array of activities from retail shopping and government activity to entertainment. Streetcars, and then automobiles, contributed to the ever-changing vitality of people and place. After the late 1960s, when developers constructed a mall south of the central core, city planners created a new type of urban experience centered on amenities designed to lure tourists and Tacomans alike.
Highlights of Downtown Tacoma:
• Includes more than 200 vintage photographs, some of which have never been published before.
• Represents more than 30 years of research.
• Provides a glimpse into Tacoma’s Central Business District and how it has changed over the years..
Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665 or www.arcadiapublishing.com.
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