A.A. Tayler & Co. (1890-1925)

-- by Kim Davenport One of the first Tacoma history stories that drew me in to local history research, leading to hours spent poring over historic photographs and newspaper clippings at the Tacoma Public Library, was that of the Tacoma Theater. With its opening at the corner of 9th and Broadway in 1890, the Tacoma became... Continue Reading →

Coralie Flaskett: a snapshot of the role of women in Tacoma’s musical history

-- by Kim Davenport It is my pleasure to share a paper by my colleague, Dr. Michael Berry, in which he explores the life and musical career of Coralie Flaskett, a prominent piano performer and teacher who lived in Tacoma from 1890 until 1978. This paper originated as a talk given at the Washington State Historical Society... Continue Reading →

Tacoma Theatre

For long-time Tacomans of a certain age, it was a movie theater known as the Music Box, but for the first few decades of its life, it was a stage venue, playing host to a wide range of musical guests. The grand brick structure at the corner of 9th and Broadway, between the Pantages and... Continue Reading →

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