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About the Tacoma-Pierce County Buildings Index

 

The Tacoma-Pierce County Buildings Index contains information on Tacoma and Pierce County buildings found in Tacoma papers and in over 200 books on local history and architecture. Each source cited in the index is available to view in the Northwest Room.

 

Records in this index are organized according to address, and include information on the year built, style of construction (where the literature can agree), whether the building has been demolished, and whether it appears on any local, state, or national register of historic places. Architects, builders and contractors are listed, when known. Families or companies that may have been housed in the building are listed with dates of occupation. The location of any building plans known to exist is also provided.

 

The Tacoma-Pierce County Buildings Index does not cover parks, bridges, dams, docks, and other infrastructures.

 

 

Abbreviations used

 

TNT = Tacoma News Tribune / Morning News Tribune / The News Tribune

TDL = Tacoma Daily Ledger

TDN = Tacoma Daily News

TNL = Tacoma News Ledger

T Times = Tacoma Times

 

The abbreviation (il) following a citation indicates that a photo or illustration accompanies the article cited.

 

 

Use of Images

 

Tacoma Public Library supports free public access to all of its resources.  High-resolution copies of images in the Tacoma-Pierce County Buildings Index may be downloaded for personal, educational, and other non-commercial use at no charge. It is the responsibility of the user, however, to address issues or concerns related to copyright. 

 

Images used for publication or display shall credit the Tacoma Public Library as follows:

 

Tacoma Public Library, (image number)

 

Questions? Contact the Northwest Room at nwr(at)tacomalibrary.org, or 253-292-2001 ext. 1605.

 

 

 

 

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