AKA: Bon Marche Department Store, Downtown, Tacoma, WA

Structure Type: built works - commercial buildings - department stores

Designers: Heath, Frederick H., Architect (firm); Frederick Henry Heath (architect)

Dates: [unspecified]

5 stories

Tacoma, WA

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In 1950, the Bon Marche Department Store (which was itself owned by Federated Department Stores) bought the Fisher Department Store building in Downtown Tacoma, WA. This Downtown Bon Marche closed in 1964, when the company switched its anchor Tacoma store to the newly-constructed Tacoma Mall.

Architect Frederick Heath spent time working in Minneapolis, MN, in the early 1890s, and would have seen the latest department stores designed there and in Chicago; this would account for the use of the Chicago Windows on the exterior of the Bon Marche Department Store in Tacoma, WA. In 2004, the Columbia Bank maintained operations on the first floor of this former department store.

PCAD id: 13320