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Tacoma Ledger and Daily News - Washington
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty
N 47° 15.191 W 122° 26.267
10T E 542540 N 5233453
Quick Description: The Tacoma Ledger and Daily News started up in 1880 and was published until 1937.
Location: Washington, United States
Date Posted: 10/12/2007 12:03:21 PM
Waymark Code: WM2CKM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
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Long Description:
The Perkins Building, named for newspaper founder Sam Perkins, was originally built in 1907 as a newspaper plant for the Tacoma Ledger and Daily News. The paper, which started publication in 1880, was sold in 1918 to Frank L. Baker, owner of the Tacoma News Tribune, but continued to be published until 1937. When publication ceased, Tacoma became a one newspaper town. The Tacoma News Tribune is still Tacoma’s only newspaper.

When completed in 1907, the Perkins Building was the tallest reinforced concrete building in the Northwest. The building served as a newspaper plant for many years. In the 1990's it was the temporary home to University of Washington Tacoma while their downtown campus was under construction. In 2004 the building was converted to residential condominiums, office and retail space at a cost of 9 million dollars.
Area Served: Tacoma, Washington

Please provide a link referring to the newspaper's demise.: [Web Link]

What is (later, was) its physical address?:
1101 S. A Street
Tacoma, WA USA
98402


Does it now just provide an internet read?: No

Did you ever buy or subscribe to this paper?: No.

If applicable, when was this publication's last edition?: 01/01/1937

Internet address: Not listed

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