Landmarks Preservation Commission announces historic preservation awards

In honor of National Preservation Month, the Landmarks Preservation Commission has released its list of 2010 Outstanding Achievement in Historic Preservation Awards. Landmarks Preservation Commission representatives will present the 2010 Preservation Awards at the May 25 City Council meeting next week.

This year’s list recognizes two categories in preservation-related efforts: Nominations to Tacoma Register of Historic Places; and Leadership in Historic Preservation.

The award recipients include:

I. Nominations to Tacoma Register of Historic Places

– University Union Club, 539 Broadway, nominated by Historic Tacoma

– Urban Grace Church, 902 Market St., nominated by the congregation

II. Leadership in Historic Preservation

– Bill Baarsma, former Mayor of Tacoma

– Roger Johnson, served 15 years on the Tacoma Landmarks Preservation Commission

To learn more about Tacoma’s historic preservation efforts, visit http://www.tacomaculture.org .

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For related Tacoma Daily Index coverage, click on the following links:

Urban Grace Church historic landmark decision Nov. 24 (11/20/09) — http://tacomadailyindex.com/portals-code/list.cgi?paper=88&cat=23&id=1666562&more=0

LPC will review First Baptist Church / Urban Grace historic nomination (08/21/09) — http://tacomadailyindex.com/portals-code/list.cgi?paper=88&cat=23&id=1610623&more=0

LPC approves University-Union Club landmark nomination (04/22/09) — http://tacomadailyindex.com/portals-code/list.cgi?paper=88&cat=23&id=1534471&more=0

Public hearing April 22 for University-Union Club landmark nomination (04/20/09) — http://tacomadailyindex.com/portals-code/list.cgi?paper=88&cat=23&id=1532016&more=0

Criteria met for 1890 University-Union Club landmark nomination (03/12/09) — http://tacomadailyindex.com/portals-code/list.cgi?paper=88&cat=23&id=1507475&more=0

1890 University-Union Club building nominated to city’s historic register (02/25/09) — http://tacomadailyindex.com/portals-code/list.cgi?paper=88&cat=23&id=1497044&more=0