Pagoda at Point Defiance Park
Destroyed by fire
Lost early 20th century decorative streetcar station
+47.30583, -122.5172047°18'21" N, 122°31'02" W
Quadrangle map:Gig Harbor
The Pagoda at Point Defiance Park was constructed in 1914 from a Luther Twichell replica design of a 17th century Japanese lodge and used as a passenger waiting area or terminal for a streetcar line for many years. After the era of streetcars ended the building saw new life as being a place for receptions like weddings, concerts, or retirement parties. It was refurbished in 1988 but had in recent years become a target of arsonists. It burned on April 15, 2011 a total loss. Whatever rises from the ashes will almost certainly not be the pagoda that many had come to love over the years.
- April 26, 2011: Added by K. A. Erickson