Tacoma Urban Sketchers met at Engine House #9. All the photos are here.
From the website:
“It was built in 1907 and was the last station in Tacoma to convert from horse-drawn to mechanized equipment in 1919. Engine House No. 9 was in service until 1965 when it was abandoned and fell into disrepair. …Win Anderson and Bob Lane purchased and restored the building, converting the lower floor to a tavern and the second story into an apartment.Today the building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.”
It is practically a museum of fire fighting equipment. My first sketch is looking through to the bar with parts of fire hoses lining the window ledges.
In between rain showers, I stood outside to sketch the entrance.
We had a goodly number of sketchers join the outing.
group photo by “Redorblack” (Scott M)