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)


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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