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City of Puyallup

Puyallup Inventory

Every year, the Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP) provides pass-through grants to local certified governments for preservation projects. The City of Puyallup was successful in obtaining Certified Local Government (CLG) status in 2011 and is now available to apply competitively for the available grants through DAHP. Previous grants for the completed historical inventories were granted through a partnership with the Pierce County Landmarks Commission.

In 2007 a grant was administered through the Pierce County Landmarks Commission to fund a reconnaissance-level survey of Puyallup’s core downtown properties. This project was the first of several survey phases. The City believes that the identification of buildings of historical and archeological significance in Puyallup will better position the community to protect and celebrate its past.


Focused on the downtown area, the 2007 survey can be found here. You may view the map of the survey area using this link.

In addition to the 2007 survey, a 2010 Puyallup Historic Resources Survey was completed that provided updated/supplemental information for the 2007 survey. The 2010 project was funded through Historic Document Maintenance Funds for a Historic Property Survey Project in the City of Puyallup, administered by Pierce County Ordinance No. 2009-16s. The final document and project deliverables from the 2010 survey work can be found here.Currently, a small survey is being completed with DAHP funds to update areas not previously reflected in 2007 or 2010. The final product and supplements for the Puyallup Historic Preservation Survey Report are anticipated in August 2012.

If you have details on a property that has historic significance and is located in the City of Puyallup Completed Inventory, feel free to contact Katie Baker or call (253) 435-3604 so that we can add your information to the records.