Powerhouse Restaurant And Brewery

454 East Main
Puyallup, WA 98372



The Powerhouse is a Special Place
From 1907 to the present, this beautiful building has stood the test of time.

The Puyallup Substation where the Powerhouse now resides was constructed for the Puget Sound Electric Railroad in 1907, supplying the current for the southern leg of the Interurban Electric Trolley that ran from Seattle to Olympia. Engineers Stone and Webster used only beautiful hard red bricks fired by the Far West Clay Company in Clay City for their Substations.

55,000 volts of electricity created by giant turbines at Electron were transformed into household current and distributed to power customers throughout the Puyallup Valley. As demand outgrew its capabilities, the substation became a storage facility in 1957, housing assorted unusable or outdated equipment. Vacated by Puget Power in 1969, it soon became prey to vandals and wet Northwest winters.

Purchased in 1994 by Tacoma architect Dusty Trail, the elegant brick building has undergone an extensive renovation and adaptive re-use to once again become an asset to the community as the Powerhouse Restaurant & Brewery.

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