Allen C. Mason Plaza
- N. 26th St. and N. Adams St.
- Tacoma, WA 98402-3768
- (866) 947-3324 | (866) 947-3324
On the southeast corner of North 26th and Adams Street, next to Wheelock Library, stands a 100-year-old oak tree, a living reminder of Tacoma’s past. This is where Tacoma citizens built Mason Plaza. Built in memory of “Tacoma’s Best Salesman” Allen C. Mason, this gathering place – where one can come to read a book, share a story, or learn about Tacoma’s past – was realized through donations from throughout the community. The space is framed by six grand sandstone columns, historic artifacts from Mason’s own 1890’s mansion. A 4-foot diameter bronze recreation of Mason’s Star of Destiny is the plaza’s centerpiece, and a statue of Mason himself, with hand extended in welcome, completes this focal point of civic pride.