Tacoma Mausoleum

Tacoma Mausoleum
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Tacoma Mausoleum is located in Washington (state)
Tacoma Mausoleum
Location 5302 S. Junett St., Tacoma, Washington
Coordinates 47°12′33″N 122°28′28″W / 47.20917°N 122.47444°W / 47.20917; -122.47444Coordinates: 47°12′33″N 122°28′28″W / 47.20917°N 122.47444°W / 47.20917; -122.47444
Built 1910
Architect Gove, George; Nelsen, Silas
Architectural style Classical Revival
NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP April 21, 2000

The Tacoma Mausoleum is a mausoleum in Tacoma, Washington, United States. Built in 1910, the mausoleum was the first such structure in the U.S. to be built west of the Mississippi River.[2] In 1918, the mausoleum was sued by David Rea and his wife, who claimed that the existence of a mausoleum near homes constituted a nuisance. They were suing in an attempt to prevent the already built mausoleum from adding further structures on its premises, but the Washington Supreme Court ruled against them.[3] The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2000.


  1. ^ National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Reiter, p.16
  3. ^ WSSC, p.430


  • Reiter, Darlyne A. (2007). South Tacoma, Arcadia Publishing.
  • Washington Supreme Court (1919). Cases Determined in the Supreme Court of Washington, Bancroft-Whitney Co.