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Mar. 5, 2009 at 11:52am

Walking The Wedge

Photos from a neighborhood tour

Yesterday I joined about 20 people -- including members of Tacoma's Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC), some Wedge residents / property owners, a few MultiCare representatives, and other interested parties -- on a walking tour of the proposed historic district for the Wedge neighborhood.

As a recap: The LPC is currently considering a nomination to designate the area an historic district. A decision is expected in July. Earlier coverage of the issue is on the Index's Web site and blog.

Today's print edition of the Index includes a few photographs from yesterday's walking tour; the online version includes only one photograph. I've decided to post some additional photos here on the blog.

Outside a row of homes along the 500 block of South L Street and dating back between 1890 and 1906 . . .


Another shot of the homes along the 500 block of South L Street . . .


A small home (in foreground) designed by notable architect Silas Nelson and located along South Sheridan Avenue . . .


Two vacant homes along South 4th Street and owned by MultiCare . . .


Wedge resident and historic district supporter Diane Walkup outside her turn-of-the-century home . . .


Another shot of Walkup's home . . .


A medical center in the heart of the Wedge . . .

Many people braved the rain and cold to walk the neighborhood . . .


One of many old photographs and reference materials on notable homes . . .


( Photographs by Todd Matthews )

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