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AUCTION 20

78. [MAP]. WHITE, D[avid] H. Map of the City of Tacoma & Vicinity, Washington Compiled by D. H. White, C. E. Tacoma, Wash. Hydraulic, Mine & Railroad Engineering Surveying, Drafting, Maps & Blue Prints Copyright 1906 by David H. White. N.p., n.d. [ca. 1906]. Lithograph town plan on bank note paper. Neat line to neat line: 57 x 63.3 cm. Creased where formerly folded and rolled, lightly uniform wrinkling and browning, small losses to image along central horizontal creases, neatly strengthened at folds and occasional repairs.

     This map shows real estate development and land use in 1906, including platted city blocks with lot numbers, subdivision names, waterways, railroads, wharves and piers, cemeteries, and schools. The map was apparently updated and reissued for several years by White, who served Pierce County as surveyor between 1890 and 1893 and engineer from 1914 to 1919. In 1873 Tacoma became the western terminus of the Northern Pacific Railroad, which in combination with its location on Commencement Bay, made it a strategic city in the Pacific trade and promoted its growth. ($300-600)

Sold. Hammer: $1,400.00; Price Realized: $1,645.00

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