Cushman Substation: Tacoma Historic Preservation status

On Wednesday, February 22nd, the Tacoma Landmarks Preservation Commission unanimously voted to add Cushman Substation buildings, properties and compressor room to Tacoma’s Historic Buildings.  The nomination does not include the exterior metal, steel or cement pads.

The next step is for final approval by the City Council.  Let them know how you feel.  All their email addresses can be found on

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This photo is prior to N. 21st existing west of N. Proctor.

Some other fun photos from 1926 can be found on Facebook:   Friends of Tacoma’s Cushman Substation