House Afire, Fourth of July 1950

In July 1950, a house is carefully lowered by crane onto a barge at the Port of Tacoma and towed to Commencement Bay. As the sign on the old wood framed house proclaims, it is to be set afire on the evening of the Fourth of July as part of the Tacoma Athletic Commission's Big Free Show. The City Fireboat is also scheduled to be present to extinguish the flames.