Charles T. Uhlman
Charles T. Uhlman. - Mr. Uhlman, a portrait of whom is placed in this
history, although a young man, is an example of what the possibilities are
for a young man when guided by honesty, industry and business ability.
Coming to Tacoma but a few years ago, our subject entered a meat market as
an apprentice at a salary of fifteen dollars per month. To-day he is a
member of the council that guides the interests of the City of Destiny,
the proprietor of a large and increasing trade, with branch houses at
different points on the Sound, and is erecting handsome brick blocks that
will stand as monuments to the enterprise and industry of one of Tacoma's
brightest business men.
During all that time he had unbounded faith in the future of the City of Destiny, and purchased property from time to time, until now he owns some of the most valuable real estate in the city, part of which is the building now occupied by Chester Cleury & Co's dry-goods store on Pacific avenue. In 1888 he built the Uhlman Block, a magnificent three-story building on the corner of A and Ninth streets, opposite "The Tacoma" where he has fitted up without question the finest market on the Pacific coast.
Mr. Uhlman in 1889 organized the Puget Sound Pressed Beef & Packing Co., a corporation destined to fill an important place in the resources of the State of Washington. He is a large property owner in other parts of the Sound, more especially on Bellingham Bay, where he possesses valuable real estate adjoining the city of Fairhorn. In March, 1888, he was elected a member of the city council of Tacoma, a position he still holds, and is to-day regarded as one of the most responsible and progressive business men in the city. He was united in marriage in Columbus, Washington Territory, August 26, 1883, to Miss Myrtle Middleton, a native of Illinois. By this union they are blessed by the possession of two beautiful daughters.
Source: "History Of The Pacific Northwest Oregon and Washington", Compiled and Published by the North Pacific History Company of Portland, Oregon, 1889.
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