Historic Fort Steilacoom battles to get new landlord

In Pierce County, a quartet of historic buildings from one of the oldest outposts of the U.S. Army in what’s now the Evergreen State still stands on a small piece of public land near Lakewood.

On the grounds of Western State Hospital are all that remains of historic Fort Steilacoom, which even predates, by a few years, the creation of Washington Territory itself.

Community effort to preserve Steilacoom Depot gaining steam

For the past several decades, a non-profit group has operated a museum and historic attraction in the four structures originally built as officer’s quarters. That non-profit group has what appears to be a pretty sweet deal with the

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