CITY OF LACEY’S HISTORIC PROPERTIES INVENTORY PROJECT UPDATE
LACEY, WA, April 14, 2011: The City of Lacey hired JBR Environmental Consultants, Inc. (JBR) to conduct a historic properties survey (reconnaissance level) of post-WWII residential properties that are at least forty-five years old. This update to Lacey’s official Inventory of Historic Properties was made possible by an $8,000 grant from the Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation.
From March 21, 2011 through April 1, 2011, JBR collected data to determine eligible properties of historical significance. The process included identifying properties with distinctive architectural characteristics or properties associated with persons or events significant to the local history. Through note taking, photography, and visual observations made from city streets and sidewalks, JBR staff identified sixty-nine (69) properties for potential inclusion in the City of Lacey’s Inventory of Historic Properties.
The City of Lacey will notify property owners prior to May 2, 2011 if their home qualifies for inclusion on the historic inventory. The final number of homes added to the inventory will be fifty (50). Homes included in Lacey’s Inventory of Historic Properties are also eligible for the historic places register; Lacey’s Register of Historic Places is a voluntary program.
The public is invited to attend the Lacey Historical Commission meeting on Monday, May 2, 2011, at 6:00 p.m. at Lacey City Hall Council Chambers, 420 College St. SE, to learn more about the Lacey Register of Historic Places and the selection process of the final fifty properties. For more information, please call Lacey Museum Curator, Amber Raney at (360) 438-0209.
- Lori Flemm, Director Parks & Recreation; (360) 491-0857; firstname.lastname@example.org
- Amber Raney, Museum Curator; (360) 438-0209; email@example.com