W. W. Seymour Conservatory

The project for the Seymour Conservatory expansion in Tacoma will more than triple the size of the landmark botanical institution. The conservatory has occupied a prominent site within Wright Park since 1908. Both the park and the building are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Extensive stakeholder involvement – the general public, the Tacoma Landmarks Commission, steering committee and Metro Parks Tacoma – evidences the importance of the building.

(Image: 1918 postcard)
Tacoma, WA

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