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Lincoln Mixed-Use Center Historic Property Survey starting in June 2022

Lincoln Mixed-Use Center Historic Property Survey starting in June 2022


June 8, 2022


Tanisha Jumper, Media and Communications, tjumper@ci.tacoma.wa.us, (253) 591-5152
Megan Snow, Media and Communications,
msnow@cityoftacoma.org, (253) 591-5051


Lincoln Mixed-Use Center Historic Property Survey starting in June 2022

The City of Tacoma’s Historic Preservation Program announces the Lincoln Mixed-Use Center Historic Property Survey will begin this month. The City will hold the public kickoff virtual meeting on Thursday, June 9 at 5:30 p.m. on Zoom. Meeting details are available at cityoftacoma.org/HistoricPreservation.

The survey, which will run through August, will record 100 buildings that are more than 50 years of age, similar to the survey done for the McKinley neighborhood in 2021. Residents and business owners from the Lincoln neighborhood are encouraged to share suggestions on buildings with community and/or cultural value they would like to be included. Comments can be emailed to landmarks@cityoftacoma.org with “Lincoln Survey” in the subject line.

The project is partially funded by a Certified Local Government grant in the amount of $11,000 from the Washington Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation. As such, this project will comply with Washington State Standards for Cultural Resource Reporting, specifically standards for a reconnaissance-level survey.

This project will help identify the historic resources in the Lincoln neighborhood, for the purposes of planning, research, economic investment and public information. There is little existing data on historic properties within the Lincoln neighborhood.

Buildings will be documented through digital photography, field observations on construction, materials, function, and architectural features.

Historical research will address the broad patterns of development for the Lincoln neighborhood, not individual buildings. Inventory forms will be created in the online WISAARD database, maintained by DAHP. Current photos will also be uploaded with each form.

A final public meeting will be held later this summer to report back on the project, including the survey findings.

More information on this project as well as the 2021 McKinley Hill Historic Survey is at cityoftacoma.org/HistoricPreservation or contact Historic Preservation Coordinator Susan Johnson at sjohnson7@cityoftacoma.org or (253) 281-7445.