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The Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP) provided grant funds for the development of a Historic Preservation Plan for the City of Hoquiam.

Downtown Hoquiam includes a number of downtown institutional, commercial and residential buildings dating primarily from 1910-1930. Together these buildings illustrate the town’s history as an early coastal city with a booming economy driven by the lumber industry. Establishment of a National Register Historic District will provide incentives to property owners for preservation and rehabilitation of these buildings.

BOLA Architecture + Planning developed this Historic District nomination. The project involved reviews of an earlier historic survey; research on the city’s history, zoning regulations and individual downtown properties; reviews of comparable plans with the City; and meetings with property owners and the community. Consultation with DAHP will be undertaken to recommend a downtown National Register Historic District.