Comfort Station for Women

Comfort Station for Women, Sheet 1 Comfort Station for Women, Sheet 4 Comfort Station for Women, Sheet 6

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Comfort Station for Women

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  • 10/1/1910 (Creation)

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Three of eight technical drawings for a proposed but unbuilt Comfort Station for Women, created by Wilbur C. Raleigh on October, 1910. Wilbur C. Raleigh was working under Mayor Angelo V. Fawcett as a city engineer when he was commissioned to create these plans. The space was intended to utilize the wood storage room under the sidewalk at the south end of the City Hall building as a women's restroom, urged by the growing Women's Club movement happening in Tacoma at that time. The space appears to never have been constructed. Raleigh's informal technical drawing style, with what may be waxed pencil, are unique to other technical drawings in the Lost Tacoma collection. Raleigh subsequently worked as the secretary for the Havelock C. Boyle & Co. and the President of the Raleigh-Hayward Company, realtors in the Rust building.

Wilbur C. Raleigh also designed the Shops and Stables building and acted as supervising engineer for the construction of the Murray Morgan and Puyallup River Bridges.

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Staff, Index. “Shops and Stables Building Nominated to Tacoma’s Historic Register | Tacoma Daily Index,” March 21, 2014, "The Tacoma Times (Tacoma, Washington) · Wed, Jul 6, 1910 · Page 8", “Tacoma Daily News (Published as THE TACOMA DAILY NEWS) - January 2, 1915 - Page 5,”, "Tribune (published as THE NEWS TRIBUNE) - May 5, 1922 - page 11", “Tribune (Published as THE TACOMA NEWS TRIBUNE) - November 21, 1942 - Page 18,”, "Seattle Post-Intelligencer - February 18, 1964 - page 32"

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Andrew Weymouth, 06/16/2022

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