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Brick City: Old Town never looked so old

Post by Peter Callaghan / The News Tribune on June 25, 2009 at 2:39 pm with No Comments »
June 25, 2009 2:39 pm

Old Town in Tacoma is a lot older than it looks. The original location of the city before New Tacoma was formed by the railroad, it has some of the oldest houses in town and several key commercial buildings along N. 30th Street.

But the neighborhood doesn’t really appear that old, at least it didn’t until work crews scrapped off the pavement as part of a repaving project last week. Underneath was a beautiful brick roadway from curb to curb. Not many people saw it before it was covered again with a new surface.

Our Jonathan Nesvig – professional copy editor and amateur photographer – happened by and caught this view. Anybody else wish they’d left it like this?

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