Fire Station No. 16 at 7216 Sixth Ave., Tacoma, WA, 98406, is the site of art by Bob Henry titled Wilson Rams. The Tacoma-Pierce Co. Public Art Tour site (http://wspdsmap.ci.tacoma.wa.us/website/Art2/viewer.htm) says that the medium is Paint on canvas and the size is 10′ x 30′.
I love the bright colors and the fact that it is a local artist and a local scene! What I don’t like is that it is primarily visible from a small side street that leads to the driveway of the firestation and a small apartment complex. It would be great if more people could enjoy it!
Engine House No. 5 is located at 1453 Earnest S. Brazil St., Tacoma, and was constructed in 1935 and listed on the National Register in 1984. It is one of 17 fire stations in Tacoma. http://www.cityoftacoma.org/Page.aspx?hid=8023
The City of Tacoma placed 11 individual fire related properties (9 stations, 1 ship and an alarm system) on the national historical register in 1983. The nomination form is located here: http://pdfhost.focus.nps.gov/docs/NRHP/Text/64000904.pdf
We went back to the 6th Avenue Farmer’s Market today, but I had already used that as my place of the day. When I looked around, I realized the market was right smack in front of Engine House No. 9 (E9) . I love E9! It is a restaurant/brew pub situated in a beautifully restored 1907 fire station. The Engine House moved out of the building in 1965 and it was remodeled as a tavern in 1973. The property was placed on the national historic register in 1975. Microbrew beer was served here as of 1984 and it became the first non-smoking tavern in Pierce County in 1992.
Tacoma’s Fire Station #8 at 4301 South L was built in 1909 and ceased being in 2006 when a larger station was constructed nearby. It is now a private residence.
The City of Tacoma placed 11 individual fire related properties (9 stations, 1 ship and an alarm system) on the national historical register in 1983. The nomination form is located here: