Historic buildings built of masonry are visually beautiful, but maintenance and repairs can be daunting. Relatively few people today still have the knowledge to keep these buildings in good condition, and problems can be made worse by application of paint. Attendees of the Historic Masonry Walking Tour will learn about best practices in addressing issues, assessing damage, and making repairs from an expert on historic masonry. The tour will also tackle pitfalls to avoid when considering a mural on an historic building. Take your knowledge to the streets with this educational walking tour of historic Downtown Everett buildings.
Main Street America has been helping revitalize older and historic commercial districts for more than 40 years. Today it is a network of more than 1,200 neighborhoods and communities, rural and urban, who share both a commitment to place and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development.
In January 2021, DEA became a designated Main Street Community, joining 35 other Main Streets across Washington State. The Washington State Main Street Program helps communities revitalize the economy, appearance, and image of their downtown districts using the successful Main Street Approach, a comprehensive revitalization strategy built around a community’s unique heritage and attributes.