historic buildings and districts. Stadium High School is very
because it wasn't originally planned to be a school. In the 1890s
a railroad started it as this grand hotel. Then an economic panic
of 1893 halted the scheme. A fire burned the inside, but brick
5 foot thick at the base, remained. Around 1903 local citizens
school district into restoring it as a high school. The place has
been a gem ever since.
The Northern Pacific Railroad did plan to build a huge hotel in Tacoma (Stadium High School). The leftover, unused bricks
(imported from China) were shipped east to build depots in Missoula and a smaller one in Wallace. Small world, huh?
I have a good friend who attended Stadium High. See below.
Sculpture near Tacoma Museum Of Glass.
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