Washington Trust seeks nominations for 2010 Endangered Historic Properties List

The Washington Trust for Historic Preservation is seeking nominations to its 2010 Most Endangered Historic Properties List.

Properties selected for inclusion in the list will receive support and technical assistance from the Trust who will support efforts to remove any threats facing the historic resource while also working to raise awareness of preservation in general.

Over the years, historic sites in Tacoma and Pierce County have made the Trust’s list.
In 1992, the Pacific National Bank Building (known locally as the “Luzon Building,” it was demolished in last year) and the Japanese Language School received the designation (the school was demolished in 2004). In 2003, the Elk’s Temple received the designation. First United Methodist Church received the label in 2006 (it was demolished the following year). The Murray Morgan Bridge was included in 2008.

On the county level, the Trust has designated Kelley Farm in Bonney Lake; Fort Steilacoom in Lakewood; Balch House and Nathaniel Orr House in Steilacoom; Curran House in University Place; and Fleischmann’s Yeast Plant in Sumner.

Nominations to the Trust’s 2010 Most Endangered Historic Properties List are due on Mon., March 15. The 2010 list will be announced at a press conference in May as part of the Washington Trust’s Preservation Month programming. For more information on the Most Endangered Historic Properties List, including a nomination form, visit the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation Web site at http://www.wa-trust.org .

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For earlier Tacoma Daily Index coverage of the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation, click on the following links:

Apply now for Washington Trust for Historic Preservation grants — http://tacomadailyindex.com/portals-code/list.cgi?paper=88&cat=23&id=1693619&more=0

Washington Trust includes UP’s Curran House on endangered properties list — http://www.tacomadailyindex.com/portals-code/list.cgi?paper=88&cat=23&id=1556327&more=0

In an old hilltop mansion, a strong voice for preservation — http://www.tacomadailyindex.com/portals-code/list.cgi?paper=88&cat=23&id=1528102&more=0 or http://www.wahmee.com/tdi_wa_trust.pdf

Washington State budget cuts threaten Main Street program — http://www.tacomadailyindex.com/portals-code/list.cgi?paper=88&cat=23&id=1510564&more=0

Long List of Concerns for Washington State Preservationists — http://www.tacomadailyindex.com/portals-code/list.cgi?paper=88&cat=23&id=1228444&more=0 or http://www.wahmee.com/tdi_jennifer_meisner_qa.pdf

Murray Morgan Bridge tops list of Washington Trust’s annual Most Endangered Historic Properties — http://www.tacomadailyindex.com/portals-code/list.cgi?paper=88&cat=23&id=1226325&more=0