Top of the Ocean Restaurant - Tacoma, WA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty
N 47° 16.573 W 122° 28.006
10T E 540329 N 5235997
Quick Description: The "Top of the Ocean" was a restaurant and dance hall shaped like an ocean liner and built on piers on Tacoma's waterfront. It was opened in 1946 and was considered Tacoma's top night spot for years.
Location: Washington, United States
Date Posted: 3/22/2008 12:39:21 PM
Waymark Code: WM3E4X
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Lee-2
Views: 77

Long Description:
The "Top of the Ocean" was a restaurant and dance hall shaped like an ocean liner and built on piers on Tacoma's waterfront. It was opened in 1946 and was considered Tacoma's top night spot for years. In 1977 it was burnt to the ground (water?) in a string of arson considered to be connected to organized crime.

The Louis Grenier Orchestra provided live dance music for dancing and underwater floodlights lit the surrounding water, producing an eerie green. Diners could either arrive by car, or by water.

This replica was sculpted and placed at the site of the restaurant, now a public dock on Tacom's waterfront, in October 2007.
Where is original located?: Was located at same site

Where is this replica located?: At public dock, Ruston Way; Commencement Bay, Puget Sound

Who created the original?: Tacoma Area Restauranteurs

Internet Link about Original: http://search.tacomapubliclibrary.org/southsound/southsound.asp?now=29-August-2007

Year Original was Created (approx. ok): 1946

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