Structure Type: built works - exhibition buildings - exposition buildings

Designers: Opperman and Berens, Building Contractors (firm); Proctor and Dennis, Architects (firm); Berens (building contractor); Oliver Perry Dennis (architect); Opperman (building contractor); John Gardiner Proctor (architect)

Dates: constructed 1889-1891, demolished 1898

3 stories

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714 Tacoma Avenue North
Tacoma, WA

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The Tacoma-based architectural tandem of Proctor and Dennis designed this grand Queen Anne Style exposition building, built to showcase products made in the cities surrounding Puget Sound. Construction began in very late 1889 and concluded in 08/1891. Proctor and Dennis worked with the local building contractors Opperman and Berens who constructed the grand booster building. More information on this three-story, wood-frame building can be found in the remarkable Tacoma-Pierce County Buildings Index made available through the Tacoma Public Library (TPL).


The Western Washington Industrial Exposition Building burned in a fire on 09/20/1898.

PCAD id: 21566