Commerce, Architecture, History

The intersection of history, architecture and business is a fascinating tale. How they shaped each other is a core story of Tacoma.

Much of the history of commercial architecture in Tacoma is intertwined with the history of its economic development. In his latest local history blog post, Historic Tacoma's advisory board member and local historian Michael Sullivan describes the fascinating history of how our city's economic and commercial development shaped so much of the architecture of our downtown and other business districts. 

Learn more in his recent post at, always an excellent read.