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The Port Of Tacoma Washington

Author : United States. Board of Engineers for Rivers and Harbors
ISBN : NWU:35556021326541
Genre : Harbors
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City Maps Tacoma Washington Usa

Author : James mcFee
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City Maps Tacoma Washington, USA is an easy to use small pocket book filled with all you need for your stay in the big city. Attractions, pubs, bars, restaurants, museums, convenience stores, clothing stores, shopping centers, marketplaces, police, emergency facilities are only some of the places you will find in this map. This collection of maps is up to date with the latest developments of the city as of 2017. We hope you let this map be part of yet another fun Tacoma adventure :)

Housing Profile

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ISBN : OCLC:1176017386
Genre : Housing surveys
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Architectural Flourishes

Author : Marques Vickers
ISBN : 9798633170429
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"Architectural Flourishes: Tacoma, Washington" is a pictorial guide illustrates the features that capture the city's architecture legacy. The distinctive pre-Modernist examples of the late nineteenth through early twentieth century are liberally disbursed throughout the downtown, Old Town, Stadium, Ruston Point and Proctor districts. Over 230 photographs detail unique and distinctive exterior traits, statuary and notable design flourishes.Tacoma was incorporated in 1875 following its selection two years earlier as the western terminus of the Northern Pacific Railroad. The railroad along with the city's deep-water port enabled significant commercial and industrial development leading up to the twentieth century.Affluence and population migration followed with prime examples of the era's architecture mirroring the development. The most prominent styles include Greek Revival, Richardson Romanesque, Neo-Renaissance, Colonial Revival, Tudor Revival, Italian Renaissance Revival, Classical Revival and Beaux Arts.The most distinctive building traits featured during this period were external design flourishes, decorative tile and molded masonry. This detailing often contrasts markedly with the almost sterile geometrical functionality of contemporary constructions. A viewer can easily recognize the artistry and craftsmanship behind these increasingly vanishing touches.The Klondike Gold Rush of 1898 contributed towards Seattle eclipsing Tacoma in regional prominence. Seattle completely redesigned and rebuilt its downtown and commercial shipping industry following a devastating fire in 1889. For this reason, pre-Fire architecture is nonexistent within Seattle's Pioneer Square, but evident within Tacoma.Tacoma was briefly considered a major destination for automobile racing and featured the third largest silent motion picture production studio in the world located at Titlow Beach in 1924.During the mid to late twentieth century, Tacoma experienced a steady decline in perception and reputation. The Great Depression decimated local industry. In the 1930s, the infamous Aroma of Tacoma tainted breathing. The unsavory acrid odor was produced by local pulp and paper manufactures located in the local tide flats. In November 1940, the Tacoma Narrows Bridge connecting the city with Kitsap County dramatically collapsed into Puget Sound following only four months of operation.As misfortune piled upon calamity, Tacoma's downtown became abandoned and virtually uninhabitable. Crime rates rose significantly and organized gang activity solidified its presence.The city's reputation skidded to the bottom in the late 1980s, yet the decline proved reversible. During the 1990s, a sustained and resilient renovation program began with the recruitment of a University of Washington campus, world-class art museum construction and extensive downtown redevelopment. Rather than constructing characterless glass rectangular structures, the focus became the rejuvenation of existing buildings.The interiors were often gutted and reconfigured. Most importantly, the exteriors were freshened and revitalized. This collective coordinated effect by the preservationists opened the downtown into a unique and distinctive portal to the past while still servicing contemporary needs.The results have become a re-appreciation towards the aesthetic value of architecture in elevating lifestyle. This edition's images bear testament to this critical detailing component.

Charter Of The City Of Tacoma State Of Washington

Author : Tacoma Washington
ISBN : 055915383X
Genre : History
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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.
Category: History

Area Manpower Review

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ISBN : UIUC:30112109924917
Genre : Labor supply
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Category: Labor supply