Endangered Buildings

Longfellow School (1911)

The school district is no longer using this building, located at 3715 Oakes Ave. It is in danger of being torn down.

Longfellow School

Hodges Building (1923)

This building at 1804 Hewitt Ave had a fire and is in need of repair. However, during the last part of 2017 and early 2018 there’s been a lot of activity fixing up the building! This is very encouraging.

Hodges Building, 1801 Hewitt (1924)
Hodges Building, 1804 Hewitt (1924)

YMCA (1921)

The Y bought property at 4710 Colby Ave, and we are concerned about this building at 2720 Rockefeller Ave. What are the YMCA’s plans for this almost 100 year old formal Georgian style building? For more on its history, see our Central Business District page.


Masonic Temple/Knights of Columbus Building (1921)

This building at 1611 Everett Ave is for sale. Originally built as the Knights of Columbus Community Center and War Memorial Building for $110,000 in 1921, it was transferred to the Masonic Temple in 1926. This was built nearly the same time as the YMCA — both originally had gymnasiums and swimming pools. For more history on this Second Renaissance Revival style building, see our Central Business District page.

Knights of Columbus Community Center and War Memorial building

<!– h2>Labor Temple (1930)
This building is for sale, so we will monitor that the new owners keep it intact. For more information on this building, see http://historiceverett.org/walkingtour/Hewitt.html#Labor and http://historiceverett.org/walkingtour/cbd.html#Labor.

E.A. Nord headquarters (1973)

300 W. Marine View Drive. We are concerned about the decline of this property, which is not being used, and is fenced off.

E.A. Nord headquarters, 1965