These pictures aren’t the best quality, but it gives you an idea of the transformation of Center Street over the years. The first image is of Center Street (looking down at Mashell).
You can see on the left the back of the Red and White store, which is now a parking lot next to Kirk’s Pharmacy. And straight ahead is Christensen Motors, which is now Sears. The Historical Society also noted with this photo, “Building at the right was one of three cottages on hotel grounds. Hotel Annex torn down. 1953.”
The next shot, taken much earlier (early 1900s) shows the same store on the left, as well as Christensen’s Hardware store and saloon.
Photos courtesy of the South Pierce County Historical Society.
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