Learning About Architecture In Tacoma: Historical Stadium Architectures: Great Depression Tacoma
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Published: May 13 2021
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Mount Rainier rises serene and snow-clad above the curve of the Tacoma Dome's gleaming white pate on a clear day, lending one of Washington's larger Puget Sound skylines - otherwise dominated by the indoor arena and the long, lean masts of sailing ships - natural shape and form. Tacoma, Seattle's near neighbor, shares an airport with the bigger city and contributes unselfishly to the traffic congestion that famously plagues this stretch of Interstate 5. Located just west of Puget Sound's claw-like protrusion into Washington lands, Tacoma has ever-changing waterfront views in addition to a fine selection of parks and cultural offerings.
During the mid to late twentieth century, Tacoma experienced a steady decline in perception and reputation. The Great Depression decimated the local industry. In the 1930s, the infamous Aroma of Tacoma tainted breathing. The unsavory acrid odor was produced by local pulp and paper manufactures located in the local tide flats. In November 1940, the Tacoma Narrows Bridge connecting the city with Kitsap County dramatically collapsed into Puget Sound following only four months of operation.
As misfortune piled upon calamity, Tacoma's downtown became abandoned and virtually uninhabitable. Crime rates rose significantly and organized gang activity solidified its presence.