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Celebrate 2021 Historic Preservation Awards May 28

Celebrate 2021 Historic Preservation Awards May 28


May 20, 2021


Lauren Hoogkamer, Planning and Development Services, lhoogkamer@cityoftacoma.org, (253) 591-5254


Celebrate 2021 Historic Preservation Awards May 28


The Tacoma Landmarks Preservation Commission will present the 2021 Historic Preservation Awards on May 28 from 6-8 p.m. on ZOOM (Dial-in: (253) 215 8782, Webinar ID: 861 9043 9133).


The awards celebrate the best in preservation projects and programming and recognize the significant efforts made by the preservation and heritage communities to remain resilient throughout an unprecedented year.


This year’s Historic Preservation Awards categories and recipients are:

Award Category

2021 Recipient(s)

Outstanding Achievement in Community Engagement

Forterra for work with Hilltop Neighborhood community members and organizations

Outstanding Achievement in Broadening Perspectives in Preservation

Fort Nisqually Living History Museum and Puyallup, Squaxin, Nisqually, and Muckleshoot tribal leaders for the “Puget Sound Treaty War Panel”

Outstanding Achievement in Innovation in Preservation & Outreach

Elizabeth Rudrud, Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, for virtual programing and events

Outstanding Achievement in Partnerships in Preservation

Pretty Gritty Tours for partnering with heritage organizations to transition to virtual programming

Outstanding Achievement in Leadership in Preservation

Fred Roberson for his many downtown historic rehabilitation projects and his gift of the Tacoma Armory venue to Tacoma Arts Live.

Outstanding Landmark Nomination

Katie Pratt for Klinkenberg-Decker House Nomination, 1002 S Anderson Street

Outstanding Achievement in Residential Renovation

Celena Kathan and Robert Koehne for the rehabilitation of Wells R. Sears House, 3334 N Gove Street

Outstanding Achievement in Commercial Renovation

Horizon Partners Northwest for the restoration Hunt-Mottet Hardware Warehouse, 2112 Pacific Ave

Outstanding Heritage/Legacy Business

The Spar, 2121 N 30th St, which has operated as a bar since 1917 and as “The Spar” since the 1920s.


“We are excited to be joined at this year’s event by diver and explorer, Ryan Spence, who will deliver the events key note address,” said Historic Preservation Officer Reuben McKnight. “Mr. Spence will share some of Tacoma’s biggest undersea mysteries from lost ships and maritime disasters to legendary sea creatures.”


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