TDI -- Reporter's Blog

Nov. 9, 2009 at 9:00am

Endangered Locally, Recognized Nationally

National Trust for Historic Preservation seeks nominations

Luzon Building, RIP

Demolition of the 1890s Luzon Building in September has left many Tacomans wondering how the building could have been saved, what lessons can be learned from the destruction, and what other historic buildings run the same risk.

If you have similar concerns, you should know that the National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP) is accepting nominations to its 2010 'America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places' list. According to the NTHP, in the past two decades of the program, only seven listed sites have been lost. Nominations are due on Fri., Jan. 8, 2010. The 2010 list will be announced on Weds., May 19, 2010.

More info is here and here.

Are you stumped for Tacoma nominations? Historic Tacoma's 'Watch List' is a good start. Are you stumped for Washington State nominations? The Washington Trust for Historic Preservation has its own list.

comments [2]  |  posted under Historic Preservation, Tacoma


by L.S.Erhardt on 11/9/2009 @ 8:32pm
Fascinating that many of the places listed on Historic Tacoma's Watch list are threatened by Tacoma General.

Oh, and nice APATHY photo. I dig it!

by Crenshaw Sepulveda on 11/9/2009 @ 8:47pm
Wright Park should become a registered historic district before it is too late. In most other cities the Wright Park neighborhood would be one of the most desirable areas to live in.


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