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Property Name WILKESON COMMUNITY HOUSE
Reference Number 13000507
State Washington
County Pierce
Town Wilkeson
Street Address 540 Church Street
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 7/17/2013
Areas of Significance SOCIAL HISTORY, RELIGION, ENTERTAINMENT/RECREATION, ARCHITECTURE
Link to full file http://www.nps.gov/nr/feature/places/pdfs/13000507.pdf
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The Wilkeson Community House in Wilkeson, Washington is historically significant at the local level under criterion A for its direct link to the religious, social and recreational growth of a small mining town in western Washington. Completed in 1923, the Community House was envisioned, designed, and built to provide for the spiritual, moral and health/well ness needs of a community comprised of recent European immigrants who struggled to make a living in the mines, quarries and forest in the early 20th century. The Community House is also significant under criteria C as a resource that embodies the distinctive characteristics of its type and period of construction. The period of significance begins in 1923, the date the building opened, and ends in 1947, the year the property was transferred to the Town of Wilkeson to serve a new use.

 

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