Old Tacoma, Tacoma, Washington

Old Tacoma, Tacoma, Washington

Old Tacoma is a neighborhood of the north end of Tacoma, Washington, more commonly known as Old Town.

Old Town owes its name to the fact that it was the location of the earliest settlement by persons of European descent. In 1865, Job Carr built a cabin near the shore in anticipation of future land speculation due to the construction of the Transcontinental Railroad. (The replica of his cabin is built a few hundred yards south of its original site, which is marked by a plaque.)

Old Town was originally a community separate from what is now downtown Tacoma, sustained in the early days by fishing and lumber mills.

Today the area features an historical park and a range of restaurants and shops. The area is sometimes called Ruston Way, although the Ruston Way waterside walk spans far beyond the accepted bounds of Old Tacoma.

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Coordinates: 47°16′29.1″N 122°28′0.9″W / 47.27475°N 122.466917°W / 47.27475; -122.466917

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