City’s Landmarks Commission announces preservation award winners

In honor of National Preservation month, the City of Tacoma’s Landmarks Preservation Commission announced today its winners of the 2009 Outstanding Achievement in Historic Preservation Awards.

The awards recognize accomplishments in preservation-related efforts, including nominations to the Tacoma Register of Historic Places, historic preservation and public service. In addition, the Commission has released for the first time a list of buildings that they deem worthy of designation as city landmarks. Landmarks Preservation Commission representatives will present the 2009 Preservation Awards at the May 19 City Council meeting.

The award recipients include:

I. NOMINATIONS TO TACOMA REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES

– Congregation of the Park Universalist Church, 206 N. J St.

– Congregation of the St. Luke’s Memorial Church, 3615 N. Gove St.

– Frisko Freeze, 1201 Division St., Mark and Penny Jensen, property owners, and Marshall McClintock, author of the nomination

– Blue Mouse Theatre, 2611 N. Proctor St., Blue Mouse Associates, Inc.

II. HISTORIC PRESERVATION

– 1416 S. 5th St., Johnson-Gehri Residence, Jason and Tracy Karro, property owners

III. PUBLIC SERVICE

– Historic Tacoma For outreach, advocacy and education to the community

IV. BUILDINGS DESERVING DESIGNATION

– First Congregational Church, 209 S. J St.

– First Lutheran Church, 524 S. I St.

– First Church of Christ, Scientist, 902 Division Ave.

– Sixth Avenue Baptist, 2520 6th Ave.