Tacoma Urbanist

Jan. 13, 2008 at 12:15am

Book Signing: Tacoma's Historic Proctor District by Former Councilmember Bill Evans

Recently, there have been some good books published on Tacoma's history.

The latest one is by the former Tacoma City Councilmember Bill Evans.

It has a great collection of photographs on Proctor.  Many buildings are still there.  Many were lost.  Proctor was on the street car route.

When Allen C. Mason launched his Point Defiance line in the early 1890s, the Proctor area became one of Tacoma’s first streetcar suburbs. Before this time, Tacoma’s North End was a remote, unsettled region populated only by those visiting the city’s horseracing track. After Mason established a streetcar stop at the intersection of North Twenty-sixth and Proctor Streets—near the racetrack—businesses began to line the thoroughfare.


Through vintage photographs selected from private collections and the Tacoma Public Library, Gallacci and Evans provide a glimpse of one of Tacoma’s first streetcar suburbs.

You can buy it at the Pacific NW Shop in Proctor or ... if you must at Amazon.

The authors are also having a book signing:


Caroline Gallacci & Bill Evans, co-authors of

 “Tacoma’s Proctor District”

A new book from Arcadia Publishing


Will appear at a double reception and book signing


Friday, January 25th


6:00 P.M. to 8:00 PM


Meet Bill Evans at

The Pacific Northwest Shop

2720 North Proctor



Caroline Gallacci at

Culpepper Books

2521 North Proctor


Complimentary hors d’oeuvres will be served


For more information contact:

The Pacific Northwest Shop



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by Erik on 1/13/2008 @ 2:29pm
Update: I had it signed.