Historic Preservation

Historic Hub CityThe Historic Preservation Commission meets on the first Thursday of each month, at 6:00 pm, at City Hall (as needed).

"Why do we Preserve the Past?" - watch this YouTube Video of the Fox Theater restoration created by the kids of Upward Bound. The kids produced several great projects that will be displayed in the theatre. Click the link above to enjoy one of them.

  1. Historic Buildings in Centralia
    The city of Centralia has a rich and distinct history, and the buildings of downtown are integral parts that help us understand and interpret that history.
  2. Historic Murals
    The City of Centralia is fortunate to have several murals that, over time, have been added to the downtown buildings. Below is a list of the murals, as well as the address of the building where they can be found.
  3. Local Historic Register
    The City of Centralia, in conjunction with the Centralia Historic Preservation Commission, is in the process of creating a procedure for local owners of historic homes or businesses, who wish to, to have their homes listed on the Local Historic Register.
  4. History of Centralia
    Centralia, Washington, was founded in 1875 by George Washington, the son of a black slave, and a jack-of-all-trades who journeyed to the Pacific Northwest to create a new life.