The City of Tacoma Historic Preservation Program is hosting two opportunities to learn about proposed new design guidelines for the Old City Hall Historic District. An Open House is set for Tuesday, 2/26 at 7:00 at the Union Club and a drop-in time on Wednesday, 2/27 from 1:30 to 3:30. Go to this link: /sites/default/files/Tacoma_OpenHouse_Flyer_WebsiteGraphic.pdf to view the flyer for more details....more
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The Society of Architectural Historians Marion Dean Ross (PNW) chapter is excited to announce a new grant program for Young Professionals, rounding out our portfolio of grants for students and general research awards. The new Shirley L. Courtois Young Professionals Research Award will join our Wendell L. Lovett Student Research Award and Elisabeth Walton Potter (EWP) Research Award to encourage full participation in the SAHMDR chapter. The Shirley Courtois and Wendell Lovett awards are...more
Do you know of or are involved in an historic preservation project or effort that has made a significant contribution to preserving archaeological, cultural, and historic places in Washington?
Or, do you know of an individual or organization that has made a significant contribution in working to recognize and protect historic places?
If so, this is a reminder that the Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP) is seeking nominations for the...more
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Today is February 1 and the first day of the 2019 Black History Month. To celebrate our African American heritage, the Friends of DuPont Buffalo Soldier History have joined with the Buffalo Soldiers Museum in Tacoma, the Lewis Army Museum, and the DuPont Historical Museum to host an exhibit on Buffalo Soldier history plus an Open House, all at the DuPont Historical Museum. The exhibit will be on display at the museum through March 31 while the Open House will take place on Sunday,...more
The Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP) is pleased to announce important transitions occuring with our staff.
First, it is a great pleasure to welcome Jamie Dudman as our new Records Manager and Public Records Request (PRR) Officer. If her name sounds familiar to you that is because Jamie worked with DAHP in an administrative capacity back in 2015 to 2016. She left DAHP to work with the State's Children Administration agency as a Forms & Records...more
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For anyone with an interest in Hanford and Cold War history, you will need to view on YouTube this October 19, 2018 symposium on the history of the Research Technology Laboratory (RTL) at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) at the US Department of Energy's Hanford Site in Central Washington. Link to the 1 hour and 36 minute video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3m4Giak7EBc&feature=...more
Our favorite Records Manager, Rick Anderson, is retiring so we are hiring. Click the link for the description and to apply online.
The Society of Architectural Historians, Marion Dean Ross (Pacific Northwest) chapter is pleased to announce the Call for Papers for our upcoming annual conference in Sandpoint, Idaho from June 21-23 2019. The theme of the conference is, “Extraction and Recreation: Sensitive Redevelopment or Faustian Bargains.” Submissions for 20-minute papers or 10-minute work-in-progress presentations are welcome. As usual, proposals that address the theme are encouraged, but those covering any...more
Taking a novel approach to engaging new audiences in the planning profession, the Youth in Planning Taskforce of the Washington Chapter of the American Planning Association (WA APA) is pleased to release a request for qualifications (RFQ) for assistance with writing and project management of Chapter one of Washington, My Home - a graphic novel about planning in Washington state.
Inspired by Chicago Architecture Center's graphic novel No Small Plans...more
The Iron Horse Inn in South Cle Elum was heavily damaged by a fire on November 4th. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1989 as the Milwaukee Road Bunkhouse, the building was built in 1909 for railroad crews and was thought to be one of the few remaining examples of this property type left in the state. After listing, the bunkhouse was purchased, preserved, and was operated as the Iron Horse Inn bed & breakfast for many years by Cle Elum preservationist Mary Pittis and...more
Nominations Sought for Outstanding Achievements in Historic Preservation
The Washington state Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP) is seeking nominations for the 28th Annual Awards for Outstanding Achievements in Historic Preservation. This awards program recognizes persons, organizations, and projects that have achieved distinction in the field of historic preservation. Award recipients will be recognized at a ceremony held during...
What is happening?
Geospatial imagery services currently available to the public and state agencies will be migrated to a new hosting environment and URL reference.
Who will this impact?...more
The Vernacular Architecture Forum (VAF) seeks nominations by January 4, 2019 for the Paul E. Buchanan Award.
Exceptional projects that set new standards or model innovative practices, completed in the last two years are eligible for consideration and may include, but are not limited to:
Architectural Recording Projects (including HABS/HAER/HALS)
Historic Structures Reports
Cultural Resource Surveys
Puget Sound Energy (PSE) has shared with the Department of Archaeology & Historic Preservation (DAHP) a just released YouTube video of the company's historic Baker River dams to mark the 10th year of being awarded its 50 year operating license for hydrolectric plants at Baker Lake and Lake Shannon. View the 6 minute video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_KFf3h470o. In addition to historic photos and...more