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Welcome to the City of Destiny

Tacoma is rich with culture, history, archaeological resources, and historic architecture. From the earliest Native American inhabitants to waves of immigrants from around the world, many peoples contributed to Tacoma's cultural landscapes and the city that we live in today. The Historic Preservation Office is dedicated to preserving that legacy.


2024 Historic Preservation Awards Night May 23

The Tacoma Landmarks Preservation Commission will present the Annual Historic Preservation Awards at the Blue Mouse Theater (2611 N. Proctor St.) from 6-8 PM on Thursday, May 23, 2024. More information on the program and this year's honorees is on the Historic Preservation Awards web page. The awards celebrate the best in preservation projects and programs each year.


Historic Preservation Awards


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Planning and Development Services Department
747 Market Street
Third Floor
Tacoma, WA 98402

Staff Contacts

Reuben McKnight
Historic Preservation Officer
(253) 591-5220

Susan Johnson
Historic Preservation Coordinator

(253) 281-7445

Historic Preservation Office


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