Preservation provides a tangible link to our history. Historic and cultural properties are non-renewable resources that showcase the significant history of Pierce County architectural styles or cultural groups.
The Pierce County Register of Historic Places (Register) is an important tool Pierce County uses to provide public recognition and measures of protection for historically-significant properties in Pierce County. Properties are designated to the Register through a nomination process which includes evaluation and determination of eligibility for listing by the Landmarks and Historic Preservation Commission, and further review and adoption by the Pierce County Council.
All Commission meetings will be held in-person at the Pierce County Annex and remotely via Zoom. Please see Upcoming Meeting Materials below to view the agenda for meeting information one week prior.
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McMillin Bridge (SR 162)
This unique bridge was built in 1934. The use of steel-reinforced concrete in the design makes the structure architecturally rare and significant. In addition to being on the National Register of Historic Places, the Bridge is in the Library of Congress' Historic American Engineering Record. Through an effort involving numerous individuals and the Landmarks Commission, the historic bridge was retained for future generations adjacent to the newly-constructed SR 162 bridge.
The Commission is guided by the policies and procedures of Pierce County Code (PCC) 2.88.
MeetingsThe Commission meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.
LocationPierce County Annex and remotely via Zoom
MembersIf you are interested in joining the Commission, please complete an application and email it to Long Range Planning.
|John "Jack" Taylor||District 1||01/31/2026|
|Joel Green||District 3||03/20/2025|
|Julie Collison, Vice Chair||District 6||09/16/2026|
|Joe Dervaes||District 7||05/05/2026|
|Barton Wolfe||At Large 1 - Architect||02/28/2025|
|Robert Koreis, Chair||At Large 2 - Archivist||10/01/2025|
|Vacant||At Large 3 - Historian|
|Vacant||At Large 4 - Archaeologist|
- What makes a property eligible for listing in the Pierce County Register of Historic Places?
- Why would an owner want to designate a property to a historic register?
- What is the process to nominate a property for designation to the Pierce County Register of Historic Places?
- What kind of tax incentives can a property owner expect?