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Historic Gault Middle School added to Watch List

Oct 04, 2023
Due to concerns about a proposed demolition, the board of directors for Historic Tacoma has added Gault Middle School to its Watch List. It is now ...

Deconstruction vs Demolition

Oct 01, 2023
We don’t like to see historic buildings come down, but there’s a better way than just sending historic material and embodied carbon to the land ...

Historic Tacoma opposing Historic District Moratorium

Sep 19, 2023
Tacoma has not created a new historic district since 2011, and now a moratorium on the formation any new historic districts has been proposed by th ...

Early Tacoma Black Community Leaders Were North Slope Residents

Nov 30, 2022
Black families have lived in the North Slope Historic District (NSHD) since the 1880s and contributed to the diversity of our neighborhood and to T ...

Bill Baarsma joins Board of Directors

Aug 10, 2022
The board of directors for Historic Tacoma have voted to approve the addition of Dr. Bill Baarsma to the board. He is a former Mayor of the City of ...

Asberry House nomination to Historic Register

Nov 08, 2021
Historic Tacoma has nominated the Nettie Asberry House to the City's Historic Register.

McKinley History, Revealed!

Sep 01, 2021
Join Historic Tacoma and the City of Tacoma's Historic Preservation Office for the final workshop of the McKinley History Project: the McKinley His ...

Historic Tacoma on Zoning Changes

Apr 06, 2021
Our organization has submitted a letter to the Tacoma Planning Commission regarding changes being proposed that would impact zoning and housing dev ...

Help Document What Makes the McKinley Neighborhood the McKinley Neighborhood

Feb 25, 2021
Beginning February 24, 2021, Historic Tacoma in partnership with the City of Tacoma will begin documenting the McKinley Neighborhood’s history an ...

Explore McKinley

Dec 01, 2020
Looking for something to do outdoors this week? Explore Tacoma's historic McKinley neighborhood and play #McKinleyBingo!

HT presents Virtual Tour of Proctor District

Apr 17, 2020
This VIRTUAL (and *free*!) TOUR highlighted the rich history of the Proctor District and its architectural treasures.

Annual Meeting & Social - You're Invited!

Oct 21, 2019
Save the Date! Friday, November 22, 6pm ... This year Historic Tacoma will be holding its Annual Meeting in the historic Pythian Temple on Broadway ...

City Council Approves Demolition Review Ordinance

Oct 01, 2019
Endorsed by Historic Tacoma, the new demolition review ordinance applies citywide as well as in some specific areas.

Learn from the Loss of the Luzon

Aug 13, 2019
New exhibit commemorates the historic loss 10 years ago of the Luzon Building and urges Tacomans to be vigilant

Latest Additions to the Watch List

Aug 12, 2019
Historic Tacoma has made several new additions to its Watch List, buildings or areas that at risk.

Mausoleum added to Watch List

Aug 07, 2019
Due to concerns about its condition, the board of directors for Historic Tacoma has added the Tacoma Mausoleum to its Watch List. It is now "On the ...

New Additions to the Watch List

Apr 22, 2019
Historic Tacoma has made several new additions to its Watch List, buildings or areas that at risk.

Holy Rosary Church now listed as Threatened

Mar 16, 2019
The board of directors has voted unanimously to add the building to its Watch List. It is now considered "Threatened".

How Tacoma became the leader in Public Power in the Pacific Northwest

Mar 14, 2019
Historic Tacoma is pleased to feature this history essay by local architect, Jeffrey Ryan.

Commerce, Architecture, History

Feb 24, 2019
The intersection of history, architecture and business is a fascinating tale. How they shaped each other is a core story of Tacoma.

Play Historic Tacoma Trivia on Alexa

Feb 14, 2019
Historic Tacoma has released a trivia game for Alexa. Users of Amazon's smart speaker can now test their knowledge of Tacoma's historic buildings.

Amazon Smile supports Historic Tacoma

Jan 31, 2019
We will you be our Valentine?

White Shield Home nominated to Historic Register

Jan 28, 2019
The historic White Shield Home is being considered for Tacoma's Local Register of Historic Places.

Nominations Sought for Outstanding Achievements in Historic Preservation

Dec 24, 2018
The Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation is seeking nominations for the 28th Annual Awards for Outstanding Achievem ...

UPDATE: Old City Hall Historic District

Dec 12, 2018
With the assistance of a consulting firm, the City of Tacoma has been drafting new design guidelines for the Old City Hall Historic District.

Old City Hall Surges into the Future

Nov 28, 2018
Tacoma's Old City Hall which is to be restored by SURGEtacoma will soon be another example of the economic development impact and value of historic ...

Historic Tacoma Annual Meeting

Nov 09, 2018
Five local development professionals honored by Historic Tacoma and the arts community


Sep 27, 2018
Historic Tacoma was pleased to join in on the #DiscoverCushman event!

2018 Historic Preservation Month Kickoff Event

Apr 28, 2018
Historic Tacoma and the City of Tacoma Landmarks Preservation Commission invites the general public to the 2018 Preservation Month kick-off event, ...