The Tacoma Hotel

Grandest Hotel in the Northwest

Mention the oldest hotel in Tacoma’s rich past and some would think of Stadium High School – built originally as a hotel in the 1890s - but in fact it was the Tacoma Hotel.

Occupying an entire city block on A Street, between South 9th and 10th Streets, the Tacoma Hotel and grounds quickly gained a reputation as the grandest hotel north of San Francisco. After a spectacular fire destroyed the hotel in 1935 the site was paved and used for parking. A half century later, George and Jane Russell constructed a custom granite building there. Today the site is occupied by State Farm Insurance, which partially funded this exhibit.

Click here to view the online exhibit presentation.

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