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Newsletter Issue #1 - October 2010
Harrington WA receives preservation grant from Department of Archeology and Preservation
(Harrington, WA, July 23, 2010.) The City of Harrington was officially awarded a grant of $10,000 for historic preservation survey and inventory work within Harrington’s downtown and residential areas. The newly formed Historic Preservation Commission is seeking a Historic Preservation Consultant to conduct the survey and inventory of Harrington’s historic buildings. The grant period runs from October 1, 2010 to August 31, 2011.
The mission of the Harrington Historic Preservation Commission is to provide identification, evaluation and protection of the city’s historic resources. They will also promote awareness and preservation of Harrington’s history as outlined in City of Harrington Ordinance 467 and will serve to assist with the rehabilitation of designated resources within Harrington through Special Valuation and property tax incentives. The survey and inventory is part of a long-term plan to continue preservation work on all eligible properties within the city limits. Harrington is one of the oldest communities in Lincoln County, which makes it a great place to act upon preservation of these historic landmarks.
Old City Hall
Historic Preservation Presentation
(August 20, 2011)
Kristen Griffin, Historic Preservation Officer for the City and County of Spokane, Gary Lauerman board member of the Spokane Preservation Advocates, and Jim Kolva, a land use and historic preservation consultant provided an informative and interesting presentation to a small but enthusiastic audience at the Harrington Opera House on August 20th. The presentation, sponsored by the Harrington Historic Preservation Commission (HHPC) was FREE and open to the public.
After the powerpoint presentation and question and answer session in the Opera House auditorium, Jim Kolva narrated a short tour of some of Harrington's downtown historic buildings. He described original uses and architectural features of many of the buildings and explained the value for the owners and the community of returning some of the buildings to their original look. Jim is willing to provide suggestions for options to consider when modifying, rehabilitating, or restoring Harrington's historic buildings and homes to help preserve Harrington's historic character. Harrington's relatively intact early 19th century downtown 3 block area is an economic development asset and potential attraction for new businesses and residents.
For more information contact HHPC members Celeste Miller at 509-348-0225, Margie Hall 725-1170 or Jim Kolva at firstname.lastname@example.org
Web resource mentioned by Kristen: The Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties
Jim Kolva - Harrington Historic Buuilding Walking Tour