Tacoma Landmarks Commission, Arts Commission now agree – 110-year-old Tacoma Totem Pole should be restored
No formal action was taken Wednesday night but the Tacoma Landmarks Commission directed city staff to pursue a plan to restore the city’s historic totem pole and keep it standing in Fireman’s Park in the northern section of downtown.
The commission’s support for saving the pole follows a June 10 meeting of the city Arts Commission during which members approved a recommendation to keep the pole in the city’s arts collection. The arts commission then approved a recommendation that the pole be stabilized and remain upright rather than be removed for restoration and displayed elsewhere. The commission also called for …