Historic Map - Tacoma, WA - 1885

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City of Tacoma, W.T., western terminus of N.P.R.R. Puget Sound 1885.

The city of Tacoma, Washington was founded on the shores of the Puget Sound in 1864, and was incorporated as a city in 1874. The city was selected as a the western terminus for the Northern Pacific Railroad, though the depot was built two miles south of the city in "New Tacoma". The two cities merged together, and Tacoma saw rapid population growth. It is now the third largest city in the state of Washington. This beautiful map provides a look at the beginnings of the city.

Features numbered references to the following locations:

  1. County Court House.
  2. Anna Wright Institute.
  3. Central School.
  4. Episcopal Church.
  5. Methodist Church.
  6. Congregational Church.
  7. Baptist Church.
  8. Presbyterian Church.
  9. Catholic Church.
10. Scandinavian Church.
11. Tacoma Hotel, W. D. Tyler, Proprietor.
12. Central Hotel, George M. Kuhn, Proprietor.
13. Halstead House, William Bradley, Proprietor.
14. Svea Hotel, W. P. Sundberg & Co, Proprietors.
15. Terminus Hotel, J. W. Woodard, Proprietor.
16. Blackwell's Hotel, W. P. Blackwell, Proprietor.
17. Tacoma National Bank, Gen. J. W. Sprague, President.
      W. Frazer, Cashier.
18- Merchant's National Bank, W. J. Thompson, President.
      N. B. Coffman, Cashier.
19- Tacoma Savings Bank, T. H. Wilson, President.
      C. B. Wilfley, Cashier.
20- Northern Pacific Railroad Shops.
21- Tacoma Iron Works, Lister, Houghton & Co.
22- Planing Mill, Sash, Door & Blind Mfg. Co., P. A. Paulson.
23- Furniture Manufactory, Tacoma Furniture Manufacturing Co.
24- Sawing and Planing Mill, Hatch & Co.
25- Tacoma Mill Co's Sawing & Planing Mill, Hanson & Co.
26- Tacoma Land Co's Office, Isaac W. Anderson, General Manager.
27- Episcopal Church, First Ward.
28- Salmon Cannery, First Ward.
29- Foundry and Machine Shop, First Ward.
30- Fanny Paddock Hospital, First Ward.
31- Tub and Blanket Factory.
32- Flour Mill.
33- Saw Mill.
34- Gas Works.


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