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Resources and Helpful Links

City of Tacoma Research

Historic Inventory Database (BETA)
Tacoma Historic Register Property Search

Advocacy

Historic Tacoma
Washington Trust for Historic Preservation
National Trust for Historic Preservation
Preservation Action!
National Alliance of Preservation Commissions

Historical Research

Tacoma Public Library
Pierce County Buildings Index
Tacoma Historical Society
University of Washington Manuscripts and Special Collections
Puget Sound Regional Archives
Historylink.org
WISAARD
Library of Congress Digital Collections
HABS/HAER collection 

Museums

Karpeles Manuscript Museum
Washington State History Museum

Historic Preservation Programs and Technical Resources

National Park Service
National Register of Historic Places
Technical Preservation Services
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation
National Trust Mainstreet Program
Master Builders Association of Pierce County
Washington State Department of Labor and Industries
Washington L&I Guide to Hiring a Contractor
Preservation Trades and Consultants Directory

Preservation Briefs

Other Historic Preservation Programs in Washington

Washington State Certified Local Government Program
City of Seattle Historic Preservation Program
City of Spokane Historic Preservation Program
Clark County Historic Preservation Program

Windows

Why Should I Repair or Restore My Old Windows?
Popular Window Replacement Myths
Of Paint and Windows - Repair or Replace?
Essential Online Window Articles
The Real Cost of Removing Historic Windows
Windows

Materials

Masonry
Wood
Architectural Metals

Exteriors

Roofs
Entrances and Porches
Storefronts

Interiors

Structural Systems
Interior Spaces, Features and Finishes
Mechanical Systems

Other

Building Site
Setting (District or Neighborhood)
Energy Conservation
New Additions to Historic Buildings
Accessibility Considerations
Health and Safety Considerations