Top of the Ocean Restaurant, Tacoma, Washington

Top of the Ocean Monument

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Top of the Ocean Restaurant, Tacoma, Washington

Remembering Tacoma's Top of the Ocean

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The Top of the Ocean, an iconic restaurant built on pilings but looking like a boat, ruled the Tacoma waterfront 31 years-- from its opening on Dec. 7, 1946, until it was destroyed by an arson fire April 3, 1977.

Dedicated October 28, 2007,
to those with fond memories
of a unique gathering place.

Paul R. Michaels, artist/sculptor

Griselda "Babe" Lehrer, chair/fundraising

Marie Hayden, treasurer

Thanks to:

Pierce County Councilmember Shawn Bunney Pierce County Councilmember Tim Farrell

City of Tacoma
Tacoma Historical Society

Tacoma Public Library

Tacoma Athletic Commission

And hundreds of interested citizens

For this gift to the City of Tacoma

The monument is sited on the public dock next to the Silver Cloud Inn.
The street address is 2217 Ruston Way.

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