North Slope Victorian - Pending Inspection

Enter through the original solid mahogany front door and step into the beauty of original fir floors, an oak fireplace with Victorian glaze tiles, high ceilings, and tall bay windows.

Enter through the original solid mahogany front door and step into the beauty of original fir floors, an oak fireplace with Victorian glaze tiles, high ceilings, and tall bay windows.

Painted in period appropriate colors, notice the decorative ridgecrest atop the house. Mature landscaping extends along N 9th St and with arbored gates leading into the fenced back yard bordered by a spacious garage at the back.

Painted in period appropriate colors, notice the decorative ridgecrest atop the house. Mature landscaping extends along N 9th St and with arbored gates leading into the fenced back yard bordered by a spacious garage at the back.

$600,000

3 Beds

1.5 Baths

1,604 Sq Ft

824 No. M St, Tacoma

History lovers, local lore enthusiasts, appreciators of the solid, the handmade, the beautiful, let this home delight you. Careful preservation and valuable updates integrate seamlessly in this Victorian on a corner lot in Tacoma’s Historic North Slope. Restored with loving integrity and respect for its story, the homeowner’s sense of this home’s inherent dignity is evident in the treatment of original fir floors, trim, and antique hardware. Built in the Queen Anne style and officially known as the Walter E. Ligget home, history lovers will appreciate the turn-of-the-century photos of the original homeowners displayed throughout the living space, as well as the open staircase with its king post and rails all made of Western Red Cedar (in fact, records indicate the home is built of Pacific Northwest lumber milled in the Port of Tacoma).

Tacoma lore enthusiasts can read more about the home in  Tacoma’s Historic Inventory Database  and through further inquiries at the  Tacoma Public Library’s Northwest Room  in the Carnegie Building.

Tacoma lore enthusiasts can read more about the home in Tacoma’s Historic Inventory Database and through further inquiries at the Tacoma Public Library’s Northwest Room in the Carnegie Building.

Any buyer will love the natural light glowing through tall bay windows in the morning and afternoon, the 100 year roof, copper plumbing, high-efficiency heating, modern copper Romex wiring, and the kitchen with its custom cabinetry and high-quality appliances. Valuable updating alongside skillful preservation work ensures this home is not just a pleasure to look at, but also comfortable to live in.

Mature landscaping thoughtfully chosen to bring color, texture, and life in all four seasons defines the grounds, all watered by a 12 zone automatic irrigation system. Historically accurate custom colors cover the scalloped and varied shingles, and a decorative ridgecrest tops this stick built Queen Anne. A sculpted paving stone patio, masonry walls, fully fenced back yard, and a spacious 2 garage with workshop finish the exterior.

Find this 1890 Victorian in the Historic North Slope near cafes, theaters, cinemas, schools, and waterfront parks.

We’re very pleased to share that Windermere Abode colleague Sloan Hunter is co-listing this distinguished home. Continue on for the video tour, photos, further historical and architectural details, and neighborhood highlights (including travel time/distance to a list of Tacoma favorites). You can also see it all in person at an Open House on Saturday, October 12th, 11 am - 1 pm.

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Main Floor

  • Entry

  • Open Staircase

  • Hall with Cloak Nook

  • Living Room - Parlor

  • Dining Room

  • Sitting Room - Music Room

  • Kitchen

  • Half Bath

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Second Floor

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • Full Bath

  • Landing

  • Laundry

  • Attic Access

  • Back Staircase - Maid’s Staircase

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Garage

  • Spacious 26 x 40 ft 2 Car Garage

  • Workshop Space

  • Automatic Door from the Paved Alley

  • Original Carriage Doors on 9th St into Storage Area

  • LED Light Fixtures

  • Crisp White Interior Walls

  • WiFi Capabilities

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Grounds

  • Paved Pathways

  • Paving Stone Patio

  • Fully Fenced Back Yard - Original Old Growth Posts

  • Low Masonry Walls in Front

  • Covered Front Porch

  • Mature Landscaping

  • Automatic In-Ground Lights

  • 12 Zone Irrigation System


A Historical Note

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Before we take you on a tour of this home (and please do take the tour, this home is well worth a visit whether you’re sitting on the couch with a cup of coffee or you’re ready to head over here for a walk-through) we wanted to introduce you to Walter E. Ligget - that man sitting on the steps in the black and white image you saw in the introduction. Any McMenamins Elks Temple enthusiasts out there? You might like to know that Walter Ligget served as treasurer for the Elks Club. He’s pictured in the announcement on the right hand corner above. And you might recognize that grand building in the center image, now fully restored and open to the public for live shows, drinks, dinner, breakfast, and history nights. 824 N. M St is closely tied to this Tacoma landmark through Walter Ligget, the man who owned the home for decades and served the Tacoma Elks.


Entry

A covered front porch faces M St. and overlooks the carefully landscaped front yard with its masonry walls and paved paths.

A covered front porch faces M St. and overlooks the carefully landscaped front yard with its masonry walls and paved paths.

You’ve stepped beneath the leaves (and in spring, the blossoms) of the thundercloud plum trees, and you’ve made your way up the garden path. The house number is printed on the transom window above. You are in the right place. A pleasant 2-toned doorbell will announce your arrival. The original solid mahogany door tells its own story of another time, another way of building, a time of craft and care. Set with German colored prisms and iridescent Kokomo glass (from the same supplier as Tiffany & Co.), floral design steeple head cast iron hinges, and antique brass hardware, this door is a treasure.

The original mahogany door is set with German colored prisms and iridescent Kokomo glass.

The original mahogany door is set with German colored prisms and iridescent Kokomo glass.

Once inside, a hallway beckons you forward, and French doors invite you to the living room on the right. But stop and notice the open staircase with its round newel post and handrails all made of Western Red Cedar. Not shown is a coat nook under the stairs with original antique hooks for hanging jackets. Duck under the rounded opening to hang your purse and stash your shoes.

Living Room - Parlor

An oak fireplace built in the Rumford style with Victorian glaze tiles and stenciled scrollwork adorn the living room.

An oak fireplace built in the Rumford style with Victorian glaze tiles and stenciled scrollwork adorn the living room.

Stained glass panels enrich the bay windows. All windows in the home are protected by storm windows, which helps with heat efficiency.

Stained glass panels enrich the bay windows. All windows in the home are protected by storm windows, which helps with heat efficiency.

Step through the French doors (added to the home in 1924) into the parlor. Eleven foot high ceilings soar above, while underfoot the original fir floors found throughout the home offer an amber glow. And here in this room is the only East Coast wood to be found in the home; an oak mantle surrounds the Rumford style fireplace with its burgundy Victorian glaze tiles.

The high ceilings not only create a gracious sense of space, but also allow for tall bay windows that, in turn, allow for so much natural light. Speaking of windows, stop and look out, but then notice those marks on the windowsill on the right. That’s where Mike the dog did some rascally chewing back in, oh, you know, the 1890s.

The fireplace was once the main source of heat. A small footprint made heating more efficient, which was as important in 1890 as it is now, even if the equipment has progressed. Now heat comes from a high efficiency gas furnace. You’ll see baseboards throughout the home, but the main floor baseboard units are decommissioned with heating coming instead in forced air from the gas furnace.

Notice the stenciled scrollwork bordering the picture rail. Decorative, yet subtle, this detail sets the room apart. In the days of the Ligget family, what we think of as the living room would have been called the parlor, and was used only on holidays or for special visitors, not for everyday use. But now you can loung or entertain to your heart’s content

Stained glass panels gleam in the bay windows. All windows in the home are protected by storm windows, which add weather protection and helps with heat efficiency. The light fixture is an adapted gasolier, a hybrid form of chandelier from the time when gas lights were common and electricity was still relatively new (and possibly not to be trusted).

French doors open from the entry into the living room where the Rumford style fireplace was once the main source of heat. Now heat comes from a high efficiency gas furnace.

French doors open from the entry into the living room where the Rumford style fireplace was once the main source of heat. Now heat comes from a high efficiency gas furnace.

Dining Room

Notice the original millwork throughout the home: 11 inch baseboards, picture rail, spandrels, fluted door and window casings, Bullseye head blocks, bottom plinths, and corner protectors to shield the plaster walls.

Notice the original millwork throughout the home: 11 inch baseboards, picture rail, spandrels, fluted door and window casings, Bullseye head blocks, bottom plinths, and corner protectors to shield the plaster walls.

With the open flow between the front room and the dining room, living and entertaining in this space is a pleasure. And you haven’t even seen the sitting room adjoining the dining room yet. It happens to be a very nice spot for a pre-dinner cocktail. The dining room is a good spot to stop and notice the original millwork throughout the home: eleven inch baseboards, picture rail, spandrels, fluted door and window casings, Bullseye head blocks, bottom plinths, and corner protectors to shield the plaster walls. There’s plenty to notice and appreciate in each room.

North facing bay windows look out through the plum trees and bring in warm afternoon light. When you move toward the swinging door to the kitchen you can see a section where worn floorboards have been replaced. Lumber from the kitchen walls was used to ensure matching grain. The fir floors all throughout the main level have been carefully restored by sanding only the stain, not the wood itself, thus preserving the ambering that occurs with time and extending the life of the lumber.

North facing bay windows in the dining room bring in afternoon light.

North facing bay windows in the dining room bring in afternoon light.

Sitting Room

A cased opening from the dining room invites you to this sitting room overlooking the back yard, a pleasant spot for a piano, additional seating, or a desk and bookshelf.

A cased opening from the dining room invites you to this sitting room overlooking the back yard, a pleasant spot for a piano, additional seating, or a desk and bookshelf.

A cased opening, with the same decorative work as that which connect the dining room and living room, invites you to this sitting room overlooking the back yard. Adjoining the dining room, this is a pleasant spot for a piano, a cozy sitting area with a bookshelf beside, or could even be your home bar. If you’re entertaining for a big holiday dinner, you could set up the ubiquitous kids’ table in here.

Because the parlor wasn’t in daily use during the era in which this home was built, this little sitting area gave the family a place to rest and visit, perhaps play the piano or pump organ, and spread out a little bit.

Kitchen

Pull up a stool to the maple butcher block island cabinet. Custom solid wood cabinets are complete with iron hardware and high grade melamine interiors.

Pull up a stool to the maple butcher block island cabinet. Custom solid wood cabinets are complete with iron hardware and high grade melamine interiors.

A farmhouse sink, 5 burner gas stove with griddle, and under-cabinet lighting, are just a few of the thoughtful kitchen details.

A farmhouse sink, 5 burner gas stove with griddle, and under-cabinet lighting, are just a few of the thoughtful kitchen details.

The kitchen, clean, crisp, and comfortable, is updated with the original design in mind. Custom solid wood cabinets are complete with iron hardware and high grade melamine interiors. Solid red alder drawers are fashioned with dovetail construction. You’ll find adjustable shelves, a pull out trash bin, and vertical tray storage as well.

To the left of the stove you’ll see a pantry for convenient food storage. To the right of the stove a door opens onto the back staircase. Sometimes known as the maid’s stairs, these are truly the stairs the Ligget family’s maid went up and down from her room above. She’d come down these stairs to light the stove first thing in the morning. The worn stair treads are evidence of her many trips up and down as she completed her housework. It wasn’t uncommon to employ live-in household help in those days, even for a middle or upper-middle class family. Sundays were the maid’s day off, her opportunity to visit family and friends, and go to church.

Now, back to the kitchen of the present where under cabinet lights make for a soft transition in the morning, and serve as guides around countertop corners in the evening. Pendant lights spotlight the island cabinet with its maple butcher block top. Pull up a stool for morning coffee or chat with the cook while they chop.

The other countertops are a unique matte finish granite. They’re soft underhand, though of course they’re quite solid and strong, and they provide a pleasing contrast to the white cabinetry.

An apron front or farmhouse heavy-grade stainless sink with garbage disposal, and high-arc faucet with pull-out spray head matches the quality set of stainless appliances. From the five-burner gas stove with griddle to the side-by-side, counter-depth refrigerator, microwave, and quiet dishwasher, they're good quality stainless appliances.

Countertops are a unique black matte granite. Custom cabinets include solid red alder drawers with dovetail construction.

Countertops are a unique black matte granite. Custom cabinets include solid red alder drawers with dovetail construction.

Half Bath

A crisp half bath is situated on the main level, in a private spot outside the kitchen.

A crisp half bath is situated on the main level, in a private spot outside the kitchen.

Head through the kitchen and turn right when you reach the back staircase door and you’ll find a private half bath. Clean and classic lines and good quality fixtures consistent with the style of the home furnish this convenient bathroom. If you’re out working or relaxing in the back yard, just come in the back door and head straight in toward this bathroom. It’s so much better than needing to climb the stairs when you’re spending time down in the main level of the home.

3 Upstairs Bedrooms

This front, east facing room features bay windows with colored glass, and its own sitting room or dressing room.

This front, east facing room features bay windows with colored glass, and its own sitting room or dressing room.

WIth a built-in dresser, simple shelf, and its own window for natural light, this pleasant spot adds a sense of ease to the front bedroom.

WIth a built-in dresser, simple shelf, and its own window for natural light, this pleasant spot adds a sense of ease to the front bedroom.

Head upstairs to find the bedrooms. A good carpet covers the upstairs rooms making them quieter and giving a soft comfort. This front, east-facing room features bay windows with colored glass panels overlooking M St. Imagine the view from the windows when the plum trees are in bloom! The east room includes its own sitting room or dressing room. Use it as you’d like. With a built-in dresser it’s certainly ideal for storing clothes and dressing, but just add an armchair, side table, and a small bookshelf, to create a quiet and cozy sitting area. This little room even has its own window looking out over the street. 

View across the east bedroom into the private sitting area.

View across the east bedroom into the private sitting area.

The north bedroom is beautifully lit with bay windows overlooking N 9th St, just like in the dining room below.

The north bedroom is beautifully lit with bay windows overlooking N 9th St, just like in the dining room below.

View from the foot of the north room bed into the closet and doorway.

View from the foot of the north room bed into the closet and doorway.

This second of three bedrooms faces north. This room is beautifully lit by bay windows overlooking N 9th St, just like in the dining room below. Here, as throughout the house, you see the original baseboards and window trim. The bay windows also extend the floor space, creating a pleasing contour.

A third smaller bedroom is just across the hall from the bathroom. Here you'll find the access to the attic.

A third smaller bedroom is just across the hall from the bathroom. Here you'll find the access to the attic.

This third bedroom makes a good nursery, child’s room, guest room, or office.

This third bedroom makes a good nursery, child’s room, guest room, or office.

A third smaller bedroom is just across the hall from the bathroom. Depending on the homeowner, this third bedroom makes a good nursery, child’s room, guest room, or office. Here you'll find the access to the attic with its eleven foot ceiling height at the peak. The current homeowner had daydreams of a spiral staircase leading to a finished attic space. It doesn’t hurt to dream, and I imagine the views from third floor windows would be expansive.

Full Bath

With both a shower and the original 6 foot clawfoot tub, this room has all you need.

With both a shower and the original 6 foot clawfoot tub, this room has all you need.

The full bath is just down the hall to the right as you come up the front staircase. The original clawfoot tub is 6 feet in length (which is notable as 5 foot clawfoot tubs are more common). With a separate tile shower in place for those who don’t always have time for a soak, this room has all you need. The vanity cabinet is built to match the kitchen cabinets below and is also topped with black granite. The window looks west over the back yard.

The tiled shower, all set and ready for those who don't always have time for a soak.

The tiled shower, all set and ready for those who don't always have time for a soak.

Stackable washer and dryer on the 2nd floor. Good quality, space efficient, front loading machines.

Stackable washer and dryer on the 2nd floor. Good quality, space efficient, front loading machines.

Laundry

Finally, the upstairs is completed with this stacking washer and dryer at the top of the maid's staircase. Yes, there are two staircases in this home! This one leads down to the kitchen ending at a door just beside the stove. These are space-efficient, good quality, front-load appliances tucked out of the way, but still easy to reach from upstairs bedrooms, or from the kitchen below.

The maid may have been thrilled to have these laundry helpers. For anyone who has lived without a washer and dryer in the home, who has lugged bags and baskets of personal items in and out of laundromats, or down dark apartment stairs to shared machines only to find them full of a stranger’s garments, this stackable set will be a relief.

Garage - Carriage House

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This home makes the most of its corner lot with attractive arbors and landscaping wrapping all the way around the spacious two car garage. Above you see the original side entrance to the carriage house from N 9th St. The garage is new- built, but these doors were made with salvaged components from the original structure and lead into a separate storage area.

Head around the corner to find the automatic rollup garage door on the paved alley (a paved alley is a fine feature in itself considering the muddy state of so many others). Low boxwood hedges and automatic dusk-to-dawn sconces frame the garage door. Inside there's space for two cars and a workshop area. It's crisp and clean, painted white, with LED light fixtures, and WiFi capabilities.

An attractive window on the east side of the garage looks out to the back yard and garden.

An automatic door opens from the paved alley into a clean bright space. A window on the east wall of the garage overlooks the back yard and garden.

An automatic door opens from the paved alley into a clean bright space. A window on the east wall of the garage overlooks the back yard and garden.

Find the automatic rollup garage door on the paved alley. Inside there's space for 2 cars and a workshop area. It's crisp and clean with LED light fixtures, and WiFi capabilities.

Find the automatic rollup garage door on the paved alley. Inside there's space for 2 cars and a workshop area. It's crisp and clean with LED light fixtures, and WiFi capabilities.

The garage is new built, but these doors were salvaged from the original carriage house and lead into a separate storage area.

The garage is new built, but these doors were salvaged from the original carriage house and lead into a separate storage area.

Grounds

The front is framed by a low masonry wall and planted with all 4 seasons in mind.

The front is framed by a low masonry wall and planted with all 4 seasons in mind.

Like the rest of the grounds, the front yard is landscaped with all four seasons in mind. The front is framed by a low masonry wall. Low-voltage automatic in-ground well lights backlight the shrubbery along the walkway to the porch offering nice practical assistance in the dark as well as ambience.

Painted in period appropriate custom colors, the exterior woodwork with multiple patterns created by the variation in the shingles is distinctly Victorian. Also notice the decorative ridgecrest atop the house; in many homes of the era this is no longer intact. Mature landscaping extends along N 9th St with arbored gates leading into the fenced back yard bordered by the garage at the back.

Notice the decorative ridgecrest atop the house. Mature landscaping extends along N 9th St with arbored gates leading into the fenced back yard.

Notice the decorative ridgecrest atop the house. Mature landscaping extends along N 9th St with arbored gates leading into the fenced back yard.

The fully fenced back yard includes a lilac as old as the house.

The fully fenced back yard includes a lilac as old as the house.

Sit out on this cobblestone patio with its contoured edges and subtle color variation.

Sit out on this cobblestone patio with its contoured edges and subtle color variation.

The extraordinary lilac alongside the path to the garage is as old as the house. A manageable lawn provides space enough for picnics, and kids or pets to play, and all is easily cared for with a 12 zone automatic irrigation system.

At the back door you can ring the original doorbell, or stay out on this cobblestone patio with its contoured edges and subtle color variation. Notice the fence built using original old growth posts planed down and reset in metal brackets placed in concrete. Good for years to come!

Here you see the friendly garden side of the garage with the cobblestone path bending toward it.

Here you see the friendly garden side of the garage with the cobblestone path bending toward it.

Step out from a door in the side of the garage to the garage steps, custom-made and aged to match the era.

Step out from a door in the side of the garage to the garage steps, custom-made and aged to match the era.

A spunky image of timeless fun depicting the young girl raised in this very house playing out on the sidewalk.

A spunky image of timeless fun depicting the young girl raised in this very house playing out on the sidewalk.

This set of Victorian homes is gathered like friends chatting on the corner. Standing on the end of the line, 824 enjoys more natural light from the north and the spaciousness of the planting strip across the sidewalk.

This set of Victorian homes is gathered like friends chatting on the corner. Standing on the end of the line, 824 enjoys more natural light from the north and the spaciousness of the planting strip across the sidewalk.

Landscaping Through the Seasons

The nursery stock covering the home’s grounds was selected to be hardy, disease resistant, pleasing all throughout the year, and relatively easy to maintain. Enjoy the slideshow of images below, collected by the homeowner at all times of year.

Location

The North Slope sits on the hill above Commencement Bay. Walk alongside the house on N. 9th St and get glimpses of Brown’s Point out where that ship is going by. Notice St. Patrick’s Catholic Church on the hill over Old Town. This image taken from directly above 824 N. M St.

The North Slope sits on the hill above Commencement Bay. Walk alongside the house on N. 9th St and get glimpses of Brown’s Point out where that ship is going by. Notice St. Patrick’s Catholic Church on the hill over Old Town. This image taken from directly above 824 N. M St.

Standing true since 1890 and offered to the public for the first time in over 100 years, this home is a mile or less from coffee houses, schools, parks, restaurants, groceries, shops, bars, and a hospital too.

Standing true since 1890 and offered to the public for the first time in over 100 years, this home is a mile or less from coffee houses, schools, parks, restaurants, groceries, shops, bars, and a hospital too.

The North Slope Historic District is a wedge shaped neighborhood bordered by Stadium, Old Town, 6th Ave, and the 3 Bridges District. Walk any direction and you land in a good place!

The North Slope Historic District is a wedge shaped neighborhood bordered by Stadium, Old Town, 6th Ave, and the 3 Bridges District. Walk any direction and you land in a good place!

Image from   Over Tacoma  - Looking over Stadium High into the Stadium District with all its restaurants, local businesses, Stadium Thriftway, and Wright Park - all just a mile or less from 824 N M.

Image from Over Tacoma - Looking over Stadium High into the Stadium District with all its restaurants, local businesses, Stadium Thriftway, and Wright Park - all just a mile or less from 824 N M.

Image from   Lander Coffee  - Just 14 minutes on foot from 824 N M.

Image from Lander Coffee - Just 14 minutes on foot from 824 N M.

Those who know Tacoma and love it well most likely struggle to name their favorite neighborhood. Once you get up close with this city, walk not just the main streets, but the side streets, the alleyways and lesser-known corners, the secrets just continue to unfold. However, the Historic North Slope District where this Queen Anne style Victorian stands on its corner, is surely one of the most beloved areas of the city. One of the largest historic districts in the state, it is defined by its architectural variety, as well as by its proximity to the restaurants and amenities of the Stadium District and the Proctor District, and its special perch above Old Town and the waterfront. Those who live here and those who wander here will have fond memories of cats sunning on garden paths, of wide front porches, deep eaves, pleasant doorways, windows warmly glowing as evening darkens to night. You can learn more about this neighborhood on the Tacoma North Slope Historic District Facebook Group page and read about this and Tacoma’s other Historic Districts on the City of Tacoma’s site. This is the season of back-to-school, after all, and there’s so much to learn!

Wright Park - 0.7 miles away with walking paths, a botanical conservatory, playground, spray ground, annual festivals, lawn bowling court, and a wide array of trees.

Wright Park - 0.7 miles away with walking paths, a botanical conservatory, playground, spray ground, annual festivals, lawn bowling court, and a wide array of trees.

The Grand Cinema, home to the  Tacoma Film Festival , shows independent and foreign fills year round. It’s just over a mile from home, and Corina Bakery is right next door!

The Grand Cinema, home to the Tacoma Film Festival, shows independent and foreign fills year round. It’s just over a mile from home, and Corina Bakery is right next door!

When you’re done immersing yourself in the history of the neighborhood, get some fresh air with a walk down the hill to the beach. If you really need to stretch your legs you can continue north along Ruston Way and all the way to Owen Beach at Point Defiance Park! Or, direct your steps to the Stadium District where you can loop Wright Park (give it a special hello as it was established the same year 824 No. M St was built!), browse book at King’s Books, raise a pint at the Rheinhaus, or order steaming noodles at Moshi Moshi.

If you’d like to go just a touch farther afield, you can take in a film at the Grand Cinema, a live show at the Pantages Theater, or a night of trivia, dancing, or drinks at the McMenamins Elks Temple (don’t forget, the owner for whom the house was named, Walter E. Liggett, was an Elks Member and served as secretary-treasurer).

Walk out for coffee and brunch, drive easily when you're in a hurry, take the bike, roll along; however you go, you won't go far to find a cocktail or a concert. Take a look at walking and driving times to some Tacoma favorites within easy reach. 

King’s Books, one of Tacoma’s most beloved book stores, is a walkable 1 mile away.

King’s Books, one of Tacoma’s most beloved book stores, is a walkable 1 mile away.

From Home on Foot

Image from   McMenamins Elks Temple  - Just a 6 minute drive from home with multiple restaurants and bars inside, as well as the Spanish Ballroom, and hotel accommodations too!

Image from McMenamins Elks Temple - Just a 6 minute drive from home with multiple restaurants and bars inside, as well as the Spanish Ballroom, and hotel accommodations too!

North Slope
North Slope Historic District Park: 0.2 miles/4 minutes
Hanks Bar & Pizza: 0.4 miles/7 minutes
Annie Wright Schools: 0.5 miles/10 minutes

Stadium District
Tacoma Lawn Tennis Club: 0.6 miles/13 minutes
The Tacoma Little Theater: 0.7 miles/14 minutes
Wright Park: 0.7 miles/13 min
Stadium Thriftway: 0.9 miles/16 minutes
Indo Street Eatery: 0.9 mile/17 minutes
WW Seymour Botanical Conservatory: 1 mile/19 minutes
Stadium High School: 1 mile/18 minutes
King’s Books: 1 mile/19 minutes

3 Bridges District
Dave’s Meat & Produce: 0.5 miles/10 minutes
Evolve Home & Apparel: 0.7 miles/12 minutes
Lander Coffee: 0.7 miles/14 minutes

Over the Moon Cafe is nestled in Opera Alley, a colorful and scenic street just up the hill from McMenamins - a 6 minute drive from 824 N M.

Over the Moon Cafe is nestled in Opera Alley, a colorful and scenic street just up the hill from McMenamins - a 6 minute drive from 824 N M.

6th Ave
Bluebeard Coffee Roasters: 0.5miles/10 minutes
State Street Beer: 0.5 miles/10 minutes
Primo Grill: 0.7 miles/14 minutes

Old Town
The Spar Tavern: 1.1 miles/21 minutes
Old Town Dock & Jack Hyde Park: 1.2 mile/23 minutes

& More
MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital: 0.6 miles/11 minutes
University of Puget Sound: 0.7 mile/14 minutes
Grand Cinema & Corina Bakery: 1.1 miles/22 minutes

From Home by Car - Within 3 Miles

The Pantages Theatre - 1.5 miles from the door of 824 N M with live features from  Tacoma Arts Live  year round.

The Pantages Theatre - 1.5 miles from the door of 824 N M with live features from Tacoma Arts Live year round.

Stink Cheese-Meet & El Tufo Wine Bar: 1.2 miles/6 minutes
McMenamins Elks Temple: 1.3 miles/6 minutes
Over the Moon Cafe: 1.3 miles/6 minutes
Cocobolo (boutique): 1.3 miles/6 minutes
Antique Row: 1.3 miles/7 minutes
Rialto Theater: 1.4 miles/ 6 minutes
Tacoma Public Library (Main): 1.4 miles/6 minutes
Pantages Theater: 1.5 miles/7 minutes
St. Joseph Medical Center: 1.6 miles/8 minutes
Metropolitan Market: 1.7 miles/5 minutes
Pacific Grill: 1.9 miles/8 minutes
En Rama: 2 miles/9 minutes
Tacoma Art Museum: 2 miles/8 minutes

Don’t forget 824 N M St is on the bus line! Ride the bus, ride your bike, skate, wheel, walk, or drive. We listed the Tacoma Art Museum above, but the Children’s Museum of Tacoma, the Museum of Glass, and the Washington State History Museum are all downtown on Pacific Avenue. Go visit!


Image from   Tacoma Public Library  - Tacoma lore enthusiasts can read more about the home in  Tacoma’s Historic Inventory Database  and through further inquiries at the  Tacoma Public Library’s Northwest Room  in the Carnegie Building.

Image from Tacoma Public Library - Tacoma lore enthusiasts can read more about the home in Tacoma’s Historic Inventory Database and through further inquiries at the Tacoma Public Library’s Northwest Room in the Carnegie Building.

Continued Reading - An Informational Tribute From the Perspective of the Homewowner

What do you get when a homeowner is a skilled preservation enthusiast who has carefully maintained, restored, and updated a property for decades? You get a wealth of information you can’t get from anyone else! Don’t let it go to waste. Learn more about the architectural details, restoration work, and updates. Get to know the plants and landscaping details. Also, hear what it’s like to live in this spot, the neighborhood cadence and character. Read even more about this home here.

Evening glow on the home’s north face.

Evening glow on the home’s north face.


Open Houses & More Information

We invite you to join us to see this Victorian home in person.

Saturday, October 12th, 11 am - 1 pm

In the meantime, for more information about this beautiful North Slope Historic District Victorian, call or text me, Michael Duggan, at 253-226-2787. I'll be happy to answer your questions about this home or the local real estate market in general. 



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