Tacoma’s Lowell Elementary School has a new address and a block of North 13th Street has a new name in honor of beloved school principal Bob Dahl, who died in 2012. A sizable group of Lowell community members, children and adults gathered on a wet Monday afternoon for a ceremony to unveil the new signs. The effort to rename the street was a project launched by last year’s fifth graders and their teachers, along with other members of the Lowell staff. A letter was read from Dahl’s family.
“Every time we pass the sign we will remember how much Mr. Dahl meant to us,” the letter said, adding that it will also be a reminder of how much he meant to so many other people.