Historic Harmon Brewery Tour to promote adaptive reuse, historic preservation

Local residents interested in learning more about reusing and preserving some of Tacoma’s oldest buildings are encouraged to attend the Adaptive Reuse Open House and Harmon Brewery Tour in downtown Tacoma in November.

Appetizers will be available as attendees explore one of Tacoma’s largest and most successful adaptive reuse projects, the 1908 Harmon building, and learn more about how historic preservation creates economic opportunity.

Adaptive reuse of existing and historic buildings has been the backbone of Tacoma’s redevelopment,” said Tacoma City Councilmember David Boe. “Projects have ranged from Union Station becoming a Federal Courthouse to the collection of warehouses on Pacific Avenue into the University of Washington Tacoma campus. I’m excited to host this event and share my experience with adaptive reuse as an architect in Tacoma.”

The Adaptive Reuse Open House and Harmon Brewery Tour will be held on Fri., Nov. 14, at 5 p.m., at Harmon Brewery and Eatery, located at 1938 Pacific Ave., in downtown Tacoma. The cost to attend is $10 per person and tickets are available online here.

The event is presented by the City of Tacoma Community and Economic Development Department and the City of Tacoma Planning and Development Services Department’s Historic Preservation Office. Contact City of Tacoma Historic Preservation Coordinator Lauren Hoogkamer at lhoogkamer@cityoftacoma.org or (253) 591-5254 for more information.