Tacoma Sketch outing

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)

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About redharparts

Born in Michigan. Attended undergrad and graduate universities there. I've lived in England, Germany, Southern California and now Washington (state). I'm a retired Medical Social Worker with a past specialty in Oncology. I've enjoyed exploring historical re-creation through the SCA. I costume in several fandoms. Lately I've returned to Art and have taken up Urban Sketching, a version of en plein air painting.
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