National Register of Historic Places Submission Public Meeting

Garrett Jones, 509.363.5462

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at Midnight

The Spokane City/County Historic Landmarks Commission has partnered with the City of Spokane Parks and Recreation Department to develop a Multiple Property Submission to the National Register of Historic Places for the City of Spokane park system. A community meeting will be held to provide park users, stakeholders, and the general public information about the Multiple Property Submission process and share the historic contexts being gathered to complete the required applications. The meeting will be held on Thursday, February 5, at 6:00 p.m. at the Woodland Center in Finch Arboretum, 3404 West Woodland Boulevard; admission is free.

A National Register of Historic Places Multiple Property Submission requires completing a comprehensive Multiple Property Documentation Form (MPD) for the city park system and an individual park property nomination application. Both the MPD and the park property nomination require recording and documenting the history, physical characteristics, and historic significance of the City of Spokane park landscapes. The MPD will take into account the entire park system including the public parks, parkways, boulevards, and golf courses. Manito Park has been selected as the individual property to be nominated for listing in the National Register of Historic Places.

  • Listing in the National Register of Historic Places provides formal recognition of a property’s historical, architectural, or archeological significance based on national standards and is the official Federal list of districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects significant in American history, architecture, archeology, engineering, and culture.
  • A National Register listing is an honor that signifies that a property is an important part of America’s cultural heritage and considered worthy of preservation. Nominations for listing historic properties come from the State Historic Preservation Officer.
  • A National Register listing is a commendation and does not come with any restrictions as to what can be done to the property by its owners. Restrictions apply to a local designation which is a separate application process and coordinated through the local historic preservation office.

This project is being funded in part through grants from the Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation and the Spokane Preservation Advocates. The consulting firm, Historical Research Associates, Inc., was selected through a Request for Proposals and has a contract with the City of Spokane to complete the Multiple Property Submission project. The Washington State Certified Local Government Grant requires the National Register submission will be completed within the grant period, October 1, 2014 through September 30, 2015. The first draft of the project will be submitted to the Washington Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP) May 2015; the completed project is due to DAHP August 31, 2015.