Tacoma Daily Index Top Stories — July 2015

Here are the top five stories read by visitors to the Tacoma Daily Index‘s Web site during the month of July, according to Google Analytics.

1. Original House of Donuts opens in downtown Tacoma (Tacoma Daily Index, July 8, 2015) — The 56-year-old, Lakewood-based Original House of Donuts opened the doors to its new location in downtown Tacoma in July. Incidentally, this is the most read article on the Tacoma Daily Index‘s Web site so far this year. Our readers really like donuts.

Original House of Donuts opens in downtown Tacoma (PHOTO BY TODD MATTHEWS)

Original House of Donuts opens in downtown Tacoma (PHOTO BY TODD MATTHEWS)

2. Mead House: A Proctor area residence salvages Tacoma history (Tacoma Daily Index, July 7, 2015) — The 112-year-old Mead House near Tacoma’s Proctor District was nominated to the City of Tacoma’s Register of Historic Places in July.

Mead House: A Proctor area residence salvages Tacoma history (PHOTO COURTESY SUSAN JOHNSON / ARTIFACTS CONSULTING)

Mead House: A Proctor area residence salvages Tacoma history (PHOTO COURTESY SUSAN JOHNSON / ARTIFACTS CONSULTING)

3. Tinkertopia: Tacoma’s DIY art supply store turns 2 (Tacoma Daily Index, July 16, 2015) — Husband-and-wife artists and small-business owners Darcy and Richard Ryan “R.R.” Anderson marked the second anniversary of their popular downtown Tacoma shop.

Tinkertopia: Tacoma’s DIY art supply store turns 2 (PHOTO BY TODD MATTHEWS)

Tinkertopia: Tacoma’s DIY art supply store turns 2 (PHOTO BY TODD MATTHEWS)

4. UW Tacoma Y Student Center earns design-build award (Tacoma Daily Index, July 29, 2015) — Tacoma-based McGranahan Architects and Mortenson Construction received the 2015 National Award of Merit in the Educational Facilities category from the Design-Build Institute of America for its collaborative work on the University of Washington Tacoma’s Y Student Center.

UW Tacoma Y Student Center earns design-build award (PHOTO COURTESY MORTENSON CONSTRUCTION)

UW Tacoma Y Student Center earns design-build award (PHOTO COURTESY MORTENSON CONSTRUCTION)

5. Renovation revives shuttered, century-old Rogers Elementary School building (Tacoma Daily Index, June 25, 2015) — Green Dot Public Schools officials invited the Tacoma Daily Index to tour the $6.9 million project to renovate the former John R. Rogers Elementary School building on Tacoma’s east side into Destiny Middle School, a charter school that will open later this year.

Renovation revives shuttered, century-old Rogers Elementary School building (PHOTO BY TODD MATTHEWS)

Renovation revives shuttered, century-old Rogers Elementary School building (PHOTO BY TODD MATTHEWS)

To read earlier coverage of the Tacoma Daily Indexs top stories during 2015, click on the following links:

Todd Matthews is editor of the Tacoma Daily Index, an award-winning journalist, and the author of several books. His journalism is collected online at wahmee.com.