Western Washington Industrial Exposition Building, 1891

Mud from the wide, unpaved dirt streets that surrounded it did not deter the crowds that attended the grand opening of the Western Washington Industrial Exposition Building in September, 1891. It was located in the 700 block of Tacoma Avenue North, not far from the current home of Annie Wright Seminary. Grains, fruits and vegetables were displayed along with machinery and a Northern Pacific Railway exhibit. The best of the products were sent to Chicago in time for the World's Fair. On September 20, 1898 it was destroyed by fire. http://goo.gl/P4D1zA, opens a new window