We just listed this this 5 bed, 3 bath North Slope Victorian with original mill work, fir floors, updated plumbing and electrical, a new furnace with heat pump, updated kitchen and bathrooms and a master suite with water views.

Historic 1904 Victorian
In Tacoma's North Slope

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The Huggins House

 1123 N 9th Street Tacoma, WA5 bedrooms | 3 baths | 2,595 sq.ft.
Offered at $765,000

Full Description

Nicely sited on a corner lot in Tacoma’s historic North Slope, this 1904 Victorian combines original architectural elements with modern system improvements that include updated plumbing and electrical, a new furnace with a heat pump and wood clad dual pane windows throughout the house. Additional features include an impressive covered front porch, fir floors, original custom mill work, a formal living room with gas fireplace, a large formal dining room, a study with built-in shelving and an updated kitchen with custom cabinetry, quartz counter tops and new state of the art stainless appliances. An updated three-quarter bathroom with laundry hook ups is located off the kitchen. Four bedrooms and an updated full bathroom with laundry are located on the second floor. The third floor master suite features another full bathroom and Commencement Bay views. The property also includes an unfinished basement, a fully fenced back yard with a covered patio off the kitchen and a detached one car garage.


The house at 1123 N. 9th Street was built for Theodore Huggins and his wife Sarah in 1904 at a cost of $3,000. At the time of its completion, the house was known as 901 N. L Street, but it was known by its current street address by 1913. Theodore Huggins was born in Ohio and moved to Tacoma from Shelton, Nebraska with his wife Sarah (also known as Sadie) and daughter Mabel in 1884. Huggins was a real estate investor and one of the framers of Tacoma’s original city charter. He belonged to the Tacoma Community Club and the Ohio State Club. Mr. and Mrs. Huggins lived in the house on N. 9th until they passed away - Sadie in 1922 and Theodore in 1923. Daughter Mabel Huggins continued to live in the house after her parents died. Mabel worked as a substitute teacher at Franklin Elementary and married home builder Jehial Vaughn in the early 1920s. Vaughn died by 1940, but Mabel continued to live in the family house on N. 9th for another year or so. She eventually moved to the Resthaven Rest Home where she died in 1947. Edna McNerthney was living in the Huggins house by 1945. Lionel and Geraldine Schmitt lived in the house from 1951 until 1960. The Huggins house is a contributing property in Tacoma’s North Slope Historic District and may be eligible for significant property tax savings as a result.


House is 2,595 SF

Lot is 5,200 SF

Five bedrooms

Three bathrooms

Master suite

Fir floors

Original mill work

Gourmet kitchen

Updated electrical

Updated plumbing

Gas Fireplace


New Furnace

Heat Pump

Dual Pane Windows

Fully Fenced Yard

One car garage


Tacoma’s North Slope is one of Washington State’s largest historic districts, consisting of more than 950 homes. Much of the neighborhood was built on a 166-acre farm owned at one time by Tacoma pioneer Job Carr. The Carr family sold the land for residential development in the 1880s, and the district experienced three distinct building booms from 1888-1893, 1902-1915 and 1919-1929. As a result, the neighborhood includes a wide variety of architectural styles including Victorian, Craftsman, Tudor and American Foursquare. Early North Slope residents of note included Washington State Governor Ernest Lister and a young Bing Crosby. The neighborhood provides easy access to Wright Park, Old Town, the Stadium District and the waterfront.


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1123 N 9th Street is offered at $765,000.  Please contact us directly to schedule a showing today.

South Sound Property Group is a
top-producing Real Estate Team with
Windermere Chambers Bay, specializing
in residential real estate in Tacoma,
Gig Harbor, University Place and Lakewood.

South Sound Property Group
Jeff Williams and Mark Pinto
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