Switching Streets

Downtown Tacoma is laid with its numbered streets sloping down toward the water.  Some of that grade is evident in this scene along the private right of way that the streetcar uses to get between its runs along Commerce St. and Pacific Ave.

New buildings, including the future Convention Center, were going up on both sides of Commerce at the time of this 2003 photo.  The next six pages show the march of progress: views in this area taken in early summer in successive years.

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