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2019 Historic Preservation Award Recipients Announced

2019 Historic Preservation Award Recipients Announced


May 8, 2019



Tanisha Jumper, Media and Communications, tjumper@cityoftacoma.org, (253) 591-5152

Stacy Ellifritt, Media and Communications, stacy.ellifritt@cityoftacoma.org, (253) 591-2005


2019 Historic Preservation Award Recipients Announced


The Landmarks Preservation Commission has announced this year’s Historic Preservation Award recipients. The following recipients will be recognized at the annual Historic Preservation Month Reception and Awards event on Friday, May 24th, from 6 – 8 PM at Court House Square (1102 A St., Tacoma).


“Tacoma may be changing rapidly, but what is here today has been built on the bones of history. By recognizing leaders in local preservation, the Landmarks Preservation Commission is supporting the retention of our past,” said Tacoma Mayor Victoria Woodards. “This work is important because, even as we plan for the future, it is vital that we also maintain a sense of Tacoma’s story and the people and places that comprise our shared history.”


The 2019 Historic Preservation Award recipients are:

  • Excellence in Historic Preservation: McMenamins Elks Temple
  • Career Achievement: Brian Kamens, Tacoma Public Library Northwest Room
  • Residential Renovation: Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity for 417 South M St. and 407 South M St., Wedge Neighborhood Conservation District
  • Commercial Renovation: Tacoma Arts Live and the Pantages Theater Design Team, including BCRA Design, Korsmo Construction, and EverGreene Architectural Arts for the Pantages Theater
  • Community Engagement/Events: Grit City Magazine
  • Community Engagement/Events: Pretty Gritty Tours
  • Landmark Nomination to be Recognized: White Shield Home, 5210 S. State St.
  • Nomination to be Recognized: College Park National Register Historic District
  • Broadening Perspectives: Puyallup Tribe of Indians for the renaming of the Fishing Wars Memorial Bridge
  • Heritage/Legacy Business: Lincoln Hardware


The ceremony will include a tour of the courtroom where the landmark Boldt Decision, reaffirming Native American fishing rights in Washington State, occurred.  Keynote speaker, Professor Danica Miller Ph.D., will provide background on that historic event. The event is free and open to the public with complimentary refreshments provided.


For more information, visit cityoftacoma.org/HPEvents or contact Assistant Historic Preservation Officer Lauren Hoogkamer at lhoogkamer@cityoftacoma.org or (253) 591-5254.