Have you ever wondered about the history of your house, or been curious about the history of other buildings in Tacoma and Pierce County? The Tacoma-Pierce County Buildings Index can help. Begun in 1983 and still regularly updated with new information, this unique resource contains home and building news found in Tacoma newspapers and in over 200 books related to Tacoma architecture or history. You may find details such as the name of the architect, photos, and the location of any architectural plans known to exist. The Buildings Index may even reveal a birth, death, party, wedding or other event that took place in your house. You’ll find comprehensive coverage for buildings constructed in Tacoma from 1883 to 1963, and limited coverage for other years and locations in Pierce County.
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