The Tacoma Hotel
Grandest Hotel in the Northwest
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.