Monday, June 26, 2017 This Week's Paper

Letter to the Editor: Frank Johns

Dear Editor,

My daughter lives in the area of the old Gray Middle School. I was taking her home yesterday, and as we passed the west side of the grounds, she asked me what something was that we noticed on the incline between the street and the fence of the athletics field. When we parked to investigate, we discovered a beautiful early brick design denoting the school and its mascot (about 25' in diameter). Just below the emblem was a concrete anchor with a couple symbols in the center honoring Capt. Robert Gray.

All this wonderful art was well overgrown with moss and grass. It seemed to be such a shame to see this outstanding piece of Tacoma history being swallowed up into oblivion! Here I am on Google researching what I can of interesting slice of history and trying to bring it to the attention of anybody that care, wasn't aware of it, or might have the where-with-all to save it from obscurity.

Thank you for taking the time to read this. I hope some concerned people might be able to save it!

Frank Johns