About the District
The district at Salmon Beach is listed on the Washington
Heritage Register, and represents a rare glimpse of the waterfront
lifestyle from the first part of the 20th century. The original
community was a collection of approximately 100 cabins built on stilts
at the base of a steep bluff bordering the Tacoma Narrows. Several
cabins, including Cabin #97 (listed on the National Register of Historic
Places) are in close to original condition, representing the small,
intimate and independent character of the historic Salmon Beach
Salmon Beach District is not listed on the Tacoma
Register of Historic Places, so changes to buildings in this
district do not require review by the Landmarks Preservation
Commission or Historic Preservation Office.
include projects that involve federally or state-owned properties or are
funded using federal or state funds, and properties subject to Shoreline
permits, SEPA or federally required permits.
Properties in the Salmon Beach District that are eligible for the Tacoma
Register of Historic Places may also qualify for the Special Tax
Valuation Incentive if individually nominated
to the register.
Please visit our financial incentives
page for more information.