We still have a few plaques still available for purchase. Since this is an out of pocket expense to get things rolling, the run will was limited in number. Those who already expressed an interest have had first rights to a plaque. The rest are now available on a first come first serve basis until … More National Register Plaques
With a few tricks of the trade and a Tacoma Public Library card you too can find out in a few minutes who lived at your address over the years and what they did for a living or if they had boarders, and you can do it from home on line. I found this trick … More Who lived in your house?
A Ballot has been posted at each residence within the Neighborhood in the last two days. Over 600 ballots were hand delivered on a fourteen mile walk thru the district. Please take the time to return your Ballot so that each can be counted. We need to show support by the residences of the district … More Please show your support for a Local Historic District by returning your Ballot.
We received a letter of support from the North End Neighborhood Council which aids a local nomination effort in two ways; shows local support and waives the application fee too.. Thank you NENC. We have also reviewed the petition with the City and they had no comments, so its time to start gathering signatures … More Its time for a positive change, this place matters. Tacoma Register, letters of support and/or Petition.
After months of discussion we have decided to move forward with the first step in seeking a listing for the district on the Local register of historic places, determining support for such a nomination. This can be achieved through a variety methods, emails, letters of support, mailings and through a petition effort both on-line and … More Tacoma Register of Historic Places
Well after several months of waiting we received word we will not be given a City Heritage Grant for our efforts in creating signage, banners, assist in public notification of our efforts and they will not assistance us in seeking a listing on the Tacoma Register of Historic places for our district. Instead they have … More 2018 Heritage Grant
Our current initiatives for the district are to improve the our identity thru signs and plaques. We are also working to start a non-profit association to allow greater access to grant programs to support district improvements. National Register Plaques We are still looking for grant assistance and will be approaching the NENC for support, but … More District Updates
We applied for a grant for the setup cost and to allow for a discount for a limited number of plaques to get the effort going. The Grant is thru the Cities innovative grant program and the top applicants will be selected by the North End Neighborhood Council. If the Grant is unsuccessful we will … More Grant Application in for Nat. Reg. Plaques
After over 100 days of review the U. S. Department of the Interior, College Park has been named to the National Register of Historic Places, making it the fifth National Historic district in Tacoma’s North end and a district with one of the highest ratio of contributing homes in the City. As soon as I … More College Park National Historic District
The Final draft of the College Park National Register Nomination is in for review. The deadline is today for this quarter and I dropped it off on Wednesday. With luck the nomination will be reviewed this June by the Washington State Advisory Council for Historic Preservation. With their approval the district would be placed on … More The Final draft of the College Park National Register Nomination is in for review.