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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.


2022 Historic Preservation Awards

The Tacoma Landmarks Preservation Commission is seeking nominations for the 2022 Historic Preservation Awards. The awards celebrate the best in preservation projects and programming. Submit your nomination by May 10, 2022.

Submit a Historic Preservation Award Nomination


The awards ceremony and reception will be held virtually on Thursday, May 26, 2022, at 6 PM. To attend, please use the following link or dial-in information:


Quick Links

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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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