Pierce County, Washington Online Historical Directories

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Some Tacoma street name changes can be found here.

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1880s

Puget Sound Directory, Polk, 1887 - $ (Ancestry)
 - includes Puyallup, Tacoma, and Steilacoom City and Pierce County Directories

Tacoma City Directory, Polk, 1889 - $ (Ancestry)
 - first 53 pages of advertisements only; continued in link below

Tacoma City Directory, Polk, 1889 - $ (Ancestry)
 - continued from link above


1890s

Tacoma City Directory, Polk, 1890 - $ (Ancestry)
 - title page only; continued in link below

Tacoma City Directory, Polk, 1890
- $ (Ancestry)
 - continued from link above; scanning starts on page 55 (end of advertisements)

Tacoma City Directory, Polk, 1891 - $ (Ancestry)
 - title page only; continued in link below

Tacoma City Directory, Polk, 1891 - $ (Ancestry)
 - continued from link above; scanning starts on page 48 (end of advertisements)

Tacoma City Directory, Polk, 1892 - $ (Ancestry)
 - seems to be the same print as the one below, but it has 974 images; pages appear to have been scanned one at a time
 - includes Puyallup, Sumner, and Steilacoom

Tacoma City Directory, Polk, 1892 - $ (Ancestry)
 - seems to be the same print as the one above, but it has 562 images; pages appear to have mostly been scanned two at a time
 - includes Puyallup, Sumner, and Steilacoom

Tacoma City Directory, Polk, 1893-4 - $ (Ancestry)
 - seems to be the same print as the one below, but it has 520 images; pages appear to have mostly been scanned two at a time; missing front advertisements
 - includes Buckley, Orting, Puyallup, Steilacoom, and Sumner

Tacoma City Directory, Polk, 1893-4
- $ (Ancestry)
 - seems to be the same print as the one above, but it has 1068 images; pages appear to have been scanned one at a time

Tacoma City Directory, Polk, 1895 - $ (Ancestry)
 - seems to be the same print as the one below, but it has 848 images; pages appear to have been scanned one at a time
 - includes Puyallup

Tacoma City Directory, Polk, 1895 - $ (Ancestry)
 - seems to be the same print as the one above, but it has 443 images; pages appear to have mostly been scanned two at a time
 - includes Puyallup

Tacoma City Directory, Polk, 1896 - $ (Ancestry)

Tacoma City Directory, Polk, 1897-8 - $ (Ancestry)

Tacoma City Directory, Polk, 1899 - $ (Ancestry)


1900s - 1930s

Tacoma City Directory, Polk, 1900 - $ (Ancestry)

Tacoma City Directory, Polk, 1901
- $ (Ancestry)

Tacoma City Directory, Polk, 1921 - Free (Distant Cousin)

Tacoma City Directory, Polk, 1936
- $ (Ancestry)

Tacoma City Directory, Polk, 1937
- $ (Ancestry)


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