News & Events
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
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
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
Archaeological Investigations Northwest, Inc. (AINW), is recruiting for a well-qualified Architectural Historian/Historian to add to its department of Architectural History and History. For detailed information regarding this position and to submit application materials, please see our job announcement at: http://ainw.com/employment/architectural-historian.
AINW, founded in 1989, is a leading Cultural...more
2018 Holiday Tour of Historic Homes Sponsored by the Olympia Historical Society & Bigelow House Museum
The Olympia Historical Society & Bigelow House Museum is sponsoring the Olympia Holiday Tour of Historic Homes on Sunday, December 2, 2018 from noon to 4:00 p.m. Nine historic...more
The National Park Service (NPS) has released its Annual Report on the Economic Impact of the Federal Historic Tax Credit for FY (Federal fiscal year)2017. As in past years, the report demonstates with hard, cold numbers that the rehabilitation of historic income-producing buildings has a significant positive economic impact on national, state, and local economies. The data tracks the economic impact of historic building rehab projects where owners/developers...more
This year the Veterans Day Holiday is extraordinarily special as nations across the globe commemorate 100 years since the end of World War I on November 11, 1918. Optimistically called "the war to end all wars" WWI had dramatic impact on the nation and Washington State that is seen and felt today. Read Governor Inslee's Proclamation here: ...more
1. Some of you may have noticed that you receive email notifications from Wisaard when DAHP staff is processing project materials in Wisaard. Often, we are also taking care of data maintenance tasks such as deleting empty projects or inventory forms and accepting survey data. If you receive a notice from Wisaard that an Activity is in Review Complete status, be sure to check the email for any notes about why the notice went out. For such in-house tasks, no action has been taken by DAHP...more
The Washington State Department of Commerce is hosting two community workshops on Whidbey Island regarding its effort to draft guidelines for Civilian-Military Land Use Comprehensive Planning. The two workshops will be in:
Tuesday, Nov. 13, 6-7:30 p.m.
The Nordic Lodge, 63 Jacobs Road, Coupeville, WA 98239
Wednesday, Nov. 14, 6-7:30 p.m.
Oak Harbor Senior Center, 51 SE Jerome St., Oak Harbor, WA 98277
A new study just came across the national list-serv and it is one that was really needed. Recognizing that window replacement is rarely cost effective (it is totally possible to spend $20,000 on new windows only to save $200 a year on your energy bill), the study compares the use of different window treatments and their effectiveness in reducing energy costs for buildings with single pane windows. Think storm windows, drapes, films, blinds.....Maybe this real scientific data could be used as...more
2018 marks the second grant cycle for implementing Washington's Complete Streets program. And once again, the WA Transportation Improvement Board (TIB) has invited the Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP) to participate as one of the State agencies and non-profit organizations that will nominate local jurisdictions (cities and counties) to TIB as candidates to receive grant funding to implement their local Complete Streets program. Many wonder why DAHP is engaged is...more
Here is an opportunity from the US EPA for assistance to communities who are working to revitalize neighborhoods affected by Superfund/brownfield sites or working on implementing a Complete Streets project. Titled Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities, letters of interest must be submitted to the EPA by November 16. Attached is a link to the letter explaining the goals of the program with information about the application procedure. ...more