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Crew Quarters

 
 
Crew Quarters Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., August 3, 2021
1. Crew Quarters Marker
Inscription.  

In 1952, the Coast Guard authorized construction of a Crew Quarters to house two men to help with the care of the light station. Built with pieces of barracks suplused from another station, this small wood frame building had a kitchen, bunk room, and living area. This living space served crewmembers who took rotating 8 hour shifts caring for the light. After 2000, when Points NE Historical Society partnered with Metro Parks Tacoma, the Crew Quarters were renovated into the History Research Center for the society.

Today volunteers are busy at the History Research Center collecting and exhibiting old records, stories and artifacts. The society supports preservation, education of children and adults, and sponsors community events.

[Photo captions, left to right, read]
• Crew Quarters before restoration in 2000 by the PNE Historical Society.

• [No caption: Crew Quarters following restoration]
 
Erected by Points NE Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1952.
 
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47° 18.339′ N, 122° 26.593′ W. Marker is in Tacoma, Washington, in Pierce County. Marker and quarters are at Browns Point Lighthouse Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 201 Tulalip Street NE, Tacoma WA 98422, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Light Keeper's Cottage (a few steps from this marker); The Browns Point Light Keeper's Cottage (a few steps from this marker); Captain George Vancouver at Browns Point (within shouting distance of this marker); Bell and Pump House (within shouting distance of this marker); Boat House and Oil House (within shouting distance of this marker); Browns Point Light Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Generator Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Browns Point Lighthouse (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tacoma.
 
Also see . . .
1. Browns Point Lighthouse Park. (Submitted on August 22, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Points NE Historical Society. (Submitted on August 22, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Crew Quarters and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., August 3, 2021
2. Crew Quarters and Marker
Browns Point Lightstation Crew Quarters image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., August 3, 2021
3. Browns Point Lightstation Crew Quarters
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 22, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 94 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 22, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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