About the District
residential district, the Stadium Seminary National Historic District,
is listed on the National Register (1977). The Stadium-Seminary District
occupies beautiful tree-lined avenues between North I Street and the
shoreline, and between First Street and North 10th Street. A stroll or
drive through the Stadium-Seminary District, with its stunning views of
Puget Sound, provides insight into the lives of the early lumber barons
and railroad executives.
The area is important because
it is one of the earliest residential areas of Tacoma and it
contains outstanding examples of high style home building from the late
19th to the early 20th century.
Stadium-Seminary 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 SEPA or
other federally required permits.
Buildings that are nominated to the Tacoma
Register of Historic Places that are undergoing substantial rehabilitation may qualify for
financial incentives, including the Special Tax Valuation Program and
the Federal Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit.
Please visit our financial incentives
page for more information.