100 YEARS AGO TODAY
December 9, 1912
In the face of a large protest, the municipal commissioners voted this morning to grade North 31st street from Mason Avenue to Orchard Street. The councilmen scanned the petition and demonstrances and when they found that the people living on the street want the improvement and those not living there but owning property do not want it, they decided to stand with the residents. Mayor Seymour alone voted against the improvement.
50 YEARS AGO TODAY
December 9, 1962
Plans for a $500,000 development — the largest in the South Tacoma business district in recent years — were announced yesterday by E. Walter Hogan, president of Food King Inc. The development at the southeast corner of 56th and South Tacoma Way will include a new 15,000-square foot Food King supermarket, a laundry and dry cleaning center and a drive-in restaurant. Western Constructors Inc. of Tacoma has begun construction on the development, which will occupy half a square block and will face South 56th Street. Completion is expected in about four months. The 1,200-square-foot drive-in restaurant will be operated by Robert Briem.
25 YEARS AGO TODAY
December 9, 1987
The parking crunch of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport may be relieved by an $85 million project that would add two wings and a ninth level to the existing garage. The construction program, presented to Seattle port commissioners by private consultants Tuesday, would double the number of parking spaces at the airport to 9,000 sometime after the year 2000.