TDI -- Reporter's Blog

Apr. 16, 2012 at 9:25am

On The Move

The Tacoma Daily Index is moving out of its world headquarters at 11th and Pacific at the end of this month.

Our newspaper has a 122-year history in Tacoma. It was first published on May 1, 1890 as a single-sheet under the name of the Daily Mortgage and Lien Record. The name then changed to the Daily Court and Commercial Index before finally settling on the Tacoma Daily Index. You can learn more about our newspaper's history here.

During the process of packing up my office for the big move, I came across an edition of the newspaper dating back to Oct. 8, 1964. 

The advertising that appeared in that edition caught my attention.

Who's in the market for a state-of-the-art typewriter?

Can't afford to buy a fancy new typewriter? Maybe you could rent one instead . . .

Check out our old phone number . . .

Looking to hire a freelance court reporter?

How about a legal secretary?

Or maybe you need to get some dry cleaning done?

I'll continue to post more items of interest while I pack up my office.

comments [9]  |  posted under History, Newspapers, Tacoma


by NineInchNachos on 4/16/2012 @ 9:54am
any sign of cartoon or spot illustrations in that edition?

by NineInchNachos on 4/16/2012 @ 9:56am
where are you guys moving? Is it still in walking distance?

by tacoma_1 on 4/16/2012 @ 10:09am
I like the phone # for the legal secretary. FU3-1783.

by The Jinxmedic on 4/16/2012 @ 12:04pm
FU2 would have been better....

by NineInchNachos on 4/16/2012 @ 12:13pm
I have a typewriter if anyone wants to rent it.

by TDI-Reporters-Notebook on 4/16/2012 @ 12:19pm
@NiN -- we are moving to 402 tacoma avenue south. within walking distance to the hub, king's books, doyle's, amocat, wright park, gibson's, corina bakery, and (the deciding factor) handy mart grocery & deli.

by NineInchNachos on 4/16/2012 @ 12:23pm
well at least its not lakewood

by The Jinxmedic on 4/16/2012 @ 2:12pm
^^^ What he said ^^^

by L.S.Erhardt on 4/16/2012 @ 3:06pm
I bet the NW room has the TDI on microfiche going back to the beginning.


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