Puyallup 'House of Tomorrow' open to visitors Aug. 9

A 67-year-old Puyallup house once billed as the “Home of Tomorrow” will be open to the public this weekend. Visitors may tour the so-called “Smyser House,” located at 4907 66th Ave. E. and currently for sale, on Sat., Aug. 9, between 12pm and 6pm.

According to Historic Tacoma, exhibit designer and architect Bert Smyser, who designed the Coffee Pot Restaurant (known today as Bob’s Java Jive) was behind the design and construction of the Streamline Moderne house in 1941.

Smyser began his career as a window dresser for the Kennedy Brothers Arcade in downtown Tacoma. He later opened his own business, Smyser Display Services Inc., and focused on a number of significant projects: construction and development of Washington State’s displays for the 1939-1940 New York World’s Fair and the 1939 Golden Gate International Exposition in San Francisco; and two grand Exposition Halls in Fife and Tacoma.

For more information, visit http://www.historictacoma.net .