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The Shaw House fireplace features the hand-carved inscription, 'Strike A Light! The Universe Is Fireproof!' — a reference to the...

The Shaw House fireplace features the hand-carved inscription, 'Strike A Light! The Universe Is Fireproof!' —  a reference to the poet and editor James Russell Lowell. Beyond architecture, Stanley and his wife, Clara, were active members of several civic organizations. They helped to organize local Quaker meetings, and supported the NAACP, Tacoma YWCA, and the American Friends Service Committee.  (PHOTO COURTESY SUSAN JOHNSON / ARTIFACTS CONSULTING)

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