Thursday, July 21st, 7pm

Local History Talk


Join us for an evening with author Karen May, as she presents her book Tacoma's North Slope, the newest local history book from Arcadia Publishing. A booksigning will follow the presentation and discussion.

Listed on the local Tacoma Register, the Washington Heritage Register, and the National Register of Historic Places, the North Slope is the largest residential historic district in Washington.The bulk of the neighborhood was built on a 166-acre farm belonging to the Carr family. Purchased in the 1860s from the federal government, it was sold in the 1880s for residential development. The first homes in the North Slope were built from 1888 to 1893 for tycoons, bankers, and railroad men.

After roaming the world with her family, Karen May retired and settled into a small bungalow in Tacoma's North Slope. She gathered information and photographs from her neighbors and the Northwest Room of the Tacoma Public Library to tell the story of her beloved home.

Cost / Admission
free

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Contact Info
sweet pea
events@kingsbookstore.com
253.272.8801
Location
King's Books
218 St Helens Ave
Tacoma, WA, 98402
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Tags
book signing, discussion, history, north slope, tacoma