Edmonds Historic Preservation Commission to hear report Thursday on city’s historic ‘gems’

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The Edmonds Historic Preservation Commission Thursday will view a presentation by Architect Larry Johnson of The Johnson Partnership aimed at identifying potential candidates to be included in the city’s Register of Historic Places.

Johnson will present a slide show that highlights a recently-completed survey of historic resources that included looking at the architectural styles and ages of buildings.  An earlier survey completed in 2004 focused only on the downtown area; this survey supplements that work, but also expands into other areas of the city. The new survey covers more than 120 sites, and includes a wide range of building types and styles, expanding understanding of the city’s architectural variety and history.

According to a meeting notice from the commission, the survey is designed to helps to inform Edmonds citizens about the city’s heritage, but surveyed sites are not granted any automatic protections or restrictions. “The Commission hopes to encourage owners of historic buildings to eventually add these valuable properties to the historic register so that they can be recognized for the historic gems that they are,” the notice said.

The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the Council Chambers, Public Safety Complex, 250 5th Ave. N.

 

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