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Goodrich Silvertown Building, 1955 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, Pierce County, WA



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Item Title


Location
1955 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, WA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS WA-158
Building/structure dates: 1930 initial construction
Significance: The Goodrich Silvertown Building is significant as an intact example of a type of commercial structure which combined the exuberance of the Art Deco architectural style with advanced construction technology to provide a functional space for servicing the booming automotive market which developed in the 1910s and 1920s. It bears witness to the transition in Tacoma from a rail-oriented transportation system to an automotive one. The Goodrich building also exhibits, in the use of space spanning bow trusses, the desire to create large unobstructed work areas for the servicing of motorized vehicles.

Subjects
Brick Buildings
Commercial Facilities
Automobile Service Stations


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. WEST FRONT AND NORTH SIDE
2. WEST FRONT AND SOUTH SIDE
3. WEST FRONT
4. SOUTH SIDE
5. EAST REAR FROM DISTANCE
6. EAST REAR
7. DETAIL OF WEST FRONT, SOUTH BAY
8. DETAIL OF EAST REAR
9. ROOF TRUSS SYSTEM
10. INTERIOR DETAIL LOOKING NORTH
11. INTERIOR DETAIL LOOKING SOUTHEAST
12. INTERIOR DETAIL LOOKING SOUTH
13. INTERIOR DETAIL LOOKING WEST


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