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Tacoma school listed on national historic register

Post by Debbie Cafazzo / The News Tribune on Jan. 15, 2013 at 2:01 pm with No Comments »
January 15, 2013 2:09 pm

Whitman Elementary is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the state Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation has announced.

Last year, the school was named to the state Heritage Register.

The school, at 1120 S. 39th St. in Tacoma, is considered historic for several reasons, including its architecture. Its sleek lines, symmetry and lack of ornamentation stand as a strong example of the International Style of architecture. The building is also significant because it was designed by a regionally prominent Tacoma firm, Lea, Pearson and Richards.

Completed in 1952, Whitman is the first post-World War II school to be listed on the National Register in Washington state.

Here is a previous News Tribune story about the school.

 

 

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