Tommy’s Produce

Tommy's Produce Stand, run by the Inouye family, was one of several businesses located in the Sanitary Public Market, 1108-14 Market St., in 1922. The Sanitary Public Market, designed by architects Heath & Gove, was constructed in 1917 for $20,000. There downtown residents could shop for fish, local produce, coffee, and baked goods. Tommy's Produce…
View More about Tommy’s Produce

Are These Really Mine?

On September 18, 1940, a young fair goer looked up amazed as he was awarded his carnival game prizes. He had won two inflatable bunny balloons, almost as big as himself. The unidentified boy was one of 42,500 people attending the 41st annual Western Washington Fair in Puyallup on Tacoma Day. In 1940, the fair…
View More about Are These Really Mine?

Dub Dub and Fi Fi

Aquarist Wilhelm Jordan is feeding "Dub Dub", top right, and friend, Fi Fi the 2nd, tasty seal food. Dub Dub was only three weeks old in August, 1938, when he was captured and placed in the Point Defiance park aquarium. For many years, Dub Dub entertained children with his antics and was one of the…
View More about Dub Dub and Fi Fi

Last Days of Bonneville

Bonneville Hotel. Looking upward at the deteriorating exterior rafters of the Bonneville Hotel, 109 Tacoma Ave. S, on August 21, 1965. Originally named the Rochester Hotel after its construction in 1888, it was renamed the Bonneville in 1906 in honor of novelist Washington Irving's character, Capt. Bonneville. Although renovated in the 1920's, and later purchased…
View More about Last Days of Bonneville
1 - 10 of 615