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    • Equator

    • Built in San Francisco for use as a copra trader, the schooner Equator has an exotic past that once included writer Robert Louise Stevenson. Hoping a tropical climate would help him in his ailing years, Stevenson made a six-year sojourn to the...
    • PearsonTolinIOOF2006

    • Italian - Second Empire
    • This contemporary photograph shows the unusual mansard roofed Pearson House south of two other historic structures. Nieghboring to the north are Tolin House and the Stanwood Fraternal Public Hall, now the Floyd Norgaard Cultural Center. The 1990...
    • Red Men Hall

    • Western false front
    • For most of the present century this lodge hall or public hall has played an important part in the family and community life of this Skykomish River town. Index Tribe #68 of the Improved Order of Red Men built the two story structure as a...
    • Everett Carnegie Library

    • A $25,000 Carnegie grant made possible Everett's first permanent library building. The architects provided a design choosing models McKim, Mead and White's Boston Public Library and the Carnegie structure in Pomona, California. It served as a...
    • Keeler's Corner

    • Commercial
    • Built shortly after the opening of the Seattle - Everett highway, the building served as an early automobile service station, providing gasoline, oil, automotive supplies and mechanical service as well as groceries and hardware. Its position on a...
    • Hartley Mansion

    • Neo-Classical
    • The Roland and Nina Hartley House is significant for its association with a leading Everett lumber baron, mayor, state legislator and two term Washington State governor. Hartley's career began in Minnesota lumber camps. He came West with his...
    • Mukilteo Light Station

    • The point on which the lighthouse is built was the site of a treaty meeting between Governor Isaac Stevens and the Indians in 1856. The site was established as a light station in 1906. Mukilteo is the sole remaining of several structures of...
    • Weyerhaeuser Office Building

    • Gothic
    • This structure was built as a lavish office building that showcased the company's local wood products. Originally erected at Mill A, on Port Gardner Bay, the building was eventually barged north to Weyerhaeuser's Mill B site along the Snohomish...
    • Manor Hardware

    • Commercial
    • In 1919-1920 this building was used as a model school for the Alderwood Manor community according to a Puget Mill Company brochure for its model farm community. In 1922, Puget Mill moved it on to a new foundation and added the brick veneer walls. ...
    • Marion Building

    • Old timers remember this building as Lloyd's Hardware since the company occupied the location for over fifty years. Though it was commissioned by Thornton Goldsby in 1893, construction was delayed because of the 1893 depression. The ground floor...
    • Oso Elementary School

    • The small community of Oso on the north fork of the Stillaguamish River between Arlington and Darrington, has long taken justifiable pride in its early schools, the first of which was a rustic log cabin. The present Oso School is the third such...
    • Old Snohomish County Courthouse

    • Mission
    • Tales still abound of the bitter fight in which Everett won the county seat from Snohomish. The first Everett courthouse, which opened February 1, 1898, was designed by A. F. Heide in the Chateauesque Style. It burned on August 2, 1909, and was...
    • Everett Public Library

    • Art Moderne
    • This library building features murals by J. T. Jacobson and relief sculptures by Dudley Pratt. An extensive restoration and expansion in 1991 was tastefully done by the Dykeman Architects and Cardwell Thomas.
    • Indian Shaker Church

    • The Indian Shaker religion, unrelated to the better known Protestant sect of the same name, is a messianic, healing cult founded in 1881 and peculiar to the northern Pacific coast. Harshly suppressed on the reservations, followers endured years of...
    • Tulalip Indian Agency Office

    • This building is a rare relic of the Indian Agency period at Tulalip Reservation which extended from 1860 to 1951. Center of Agency operations under Superintendent Charles M. Buchanan, the present building replaced the old millwright's house of...
    • Commerce Building

    • Commercial;
    • When rubble was cleared from arson fires in 1909 that destroyed many buildings in Everett, construction of the Bank of Commerce building was begun. This masonry structure is five stories representing an investment of $100,000. It has survived...
    • Rucker / Walton Mansion

    • This home was built atop Rucker Hill by the Rucker brothers. The Rucker family settled in Everett prior to the Rockefeller boom but aborted their own development plans in favor of the grander schemes of the Eastern investors. It was built during...
    • Swalwell Cottage

    • Shingle
    • An 1892 news article cites F. A. Sexton as the designer of a pair of cottages built on Pine Street in Everett for the Swalwell family late in 1892. The Swalwell Cottage is the survivor of the two and the best remaining residential design done by...
    • McCabe Block

    • The McCabe Building was an investment of W. G. Swalwell in partnership with Melvin Swartout. The foundations of this building served as a pavilion for the city's first Fourth of July ceremonies in 1892. The building was completed in October of...


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