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Bayside Neighborhood self-guided history tour
Everett, Washington

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Welcome to Bayside Neighborhood! The boundaries for this website exclude the central business district. We include from Everett Ave to 19th St, and west of Broadway Ave.

Streets Index

Pick a street of interest, and while walking compare the old photographs with today.

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19th St Grand Ave
20th St Rucker Ave
21st St Hoyt Ave
22nd St Colby Ave
23rd St Wetmore Ave
24th St Rockefeller Ave
25th St Oakes Ave
26th St Lombard Ave
Everett Ave Broadway Ave

Parks Index

19th St

A house moved

Postcard from 1908. Jack O'Donnell collection

This house was built at 1902 Lombard. The lot was split and the house shifted back to the alley. The 1902 Lombard ones sees there now, was built on the open foundation, perhaps in 1914. There are no water and sewer records for new 1902, apparently since the foundation already had them from long before. The city's water records for the first 1902 show the name Rucker Brothers, at Nassau and Hewitt, as owners. Dave Ramstad research

23rd St

24th St

26th St

Everett Ave

Grand Ave

William Cleaver/HJ Clough house (1907)

Everett Public Library archives

William Cleaver (born 1871) owned a successful dry goods and ladies clothing store at Hewitt and Rockefeller Avenues, and was director of the Everett Chamber of Commerce. He moved to Port Clinton, Ohio from Hanover, Germany at age 14. Some architectural features of this Shingle style house may reflect his heritage. After working as a clerk in Butte, Montana from 1895-97, he moved to Washington state. After a few years in Spokane and Oakesdale, he moved to Everett in January, 1902.

The house was sold just a few years after it was built to H.J. Clough. He was president of the Clark-Nickerson Co, one of Everett's large sawmills with 300 employees. He was also president of the Barnet Lumber Co. in Canada, the Clough Lumber Company in Stanwood, the Clough Shingle Company in Everett, and the Hama-Hama Logging Company on Hoods Canal. Total for all these companies was 685 men. He was also on the board of directors of First National Bank. Clough was one of the strongest individual forces in the development of Washington's great lumber instrury.

Beginning in the 1920s, the house was owned by Clayton M. Williams, attorney and first president of the Rotary Club. He was in it for a couple decades. Later on, the house was broken up into apartments. In recent years, Craig and Carolyn Parker restored it back to a single family home. The house is on the Everett Register of Historic Places.

The Shingle style was popular between the 1880s and 1900, with a few examples up to 1910. It was a uniquely American adaptation of other traditions, mostly a high-fashion architect's style rather than widely adapted to vernacular housing.

Everett Herald article, May 3, 2009. See also Jan 30, 1943 article and photo from Everett Herald, sale to Mr. and Mrs. Frank McGuire.
Maggie and Agnes Duryee. Duryee family collection

Everett Museum of History collection

Rucker Ave

Marlborough Apartments (1912)

From a postcard, postmarked in 1927. Larry Wold collection
Laura May Vallon in 1922 in front of the Marlborough. Everett Museum of History collection
Postcard. Larry Wold collection

This elegant apartment building displays classical lines and exceptional craftsmanship. It shows the possibilities for density while maintaining open space and an orientation to the street and the neighborhood. It was often the home of teachers and retired prominent citizens, such as William Swalwell.

Werner's Market

The market on Jan 19, 1934. Neil Anderson family collection

Postcard. Jack O'Donnell collection

A young Doris Bell, standing in the front yard of 2130 Rucker with the camera pointed west looking towards the bay. The house in the background, across the alley, was Thomas Robinson’s of Robinson Mfg. Their lumber plant was at 21st and Bayside. Neil Anderson collection

That was the home of Walter P. Bell, wife Lillian (Blackman) Bell, and children Doris, Winnifred, Mary and Harold. Family occupied the house thru the 1930’s at least. Much later became the Elm House Apartments.

Governer Roland H Hartley Mansion (1905)

This elaborate mansion has a ballroom on the third floor. The garage has a turnstile to enable the car to be turned around and driven out front forward. Hartley was a leading Everett lumber baron, mayor, state legislator, and governor of our state.

Madrona Apartments (1923)

In 1923, the Herald reported this new apartment as "one of the finest structures of its kind... every modern device known in apartment houses, remarkable economy of space and a sense of being finished in every detail and designed for comfort and conveniences mark the design and construction of the building." Vernacular adaptation of Tudor-apartment architectural style. Classical portico with Corinthian columns supporting an ornate balcony with French doors.

Hoyt Ave

Trinity Episcopal Church (1921)

Larry Wold collection

Architect: E.T. Osborne.

This church replaced the smaller 1892 church at California and Wetmore that was built in 1892. This church's cornerstone was laid down just prior to the start of WWI. When the First World War began, work was halted as the working men of Snohomish County and many of its clergy went off to join the war effort. When the war was over, the building was completed in 1921 and dedicated as a WWI Victory Memorial to the brave men and women of Snohomish County (including members of the parish) who had given their lives during the war. It was dedicated on Trinity Sunday in 1921 by Rev. Edgar Martin Rogers. It is a replica of St. Andrew’s Church in Scotland in a tradition of classic church architecture Pastor Rachel Taber-Hamilton research

The stained glass above the altar, on the east wall, is by Charles Connick of Boston. It is said that during transport of the glass to Everett, it was displayed in many cities. Connick's studio produced glass in a traditional Arts and Crafts way, and was one of the most famous in America. His stained glass is in thousands of churches, including St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York and numerous other cathedrals. A contemporary of Tiffany, he prefered the style of medieval stained glass such as Chartres Cathedral, France, where he studied the art.

In 2010, a pipe organ was installed containing some pipes from a 1915 Möller from Spokane, and many pipes from a 1971 organ also in Spokane. It has three manuals, 4 divisions, 41 stops using 1619 pipes.

Rogers Hall, behind the offices just south of the church building, is named for Rev. Edgar Rogers. He arrived in 1911 and was pastor until 1941. It was through his efforts that the church was built. Rogers Hall was completed in 1961, and has a large athletic court on the main floor that's now used for large gatherings. Below is a fallout shelter with meeting rooms, an choir room, and classrooms.

The office just south of the church was built in 1967. About that time, the narthex that connects the office to the church and hall buildings was constructed, using similar architectural features as the 1911 church. Inside the narthex, you can see the south wall of the church.

Our Savior's Lutheran Church (1924)

Larry Wold collection

Architect: Andrew Willatsen, a student of Frank Lloyd Wright. Built by Charles Solie for $40,000. An Italianate structure, now owned by the Everett School District for drama productions at Everett High School.

Immaculate Conception Church (1904-1966)

When Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Riverside outgrew its facilities, this church was built, Reverend H.P. Saindon in charge.

Immaculate Conception school (1924)

Colby Ave

1908 photo. Jack O'Donnell collection

Van Valey House (1914)

Everett Register

A fine example of American Foursquare design, inspired by the Prairie Style made popular by Frank Lloyd Wright. A.L. Van Valey owned a bottling company in Everett, which bottled 7UP and Rainier beer amongst other beverages. Built for $5000.

Van Valey's company went out of business. Later it was a restaurant and Red Cross offices. Ed and Betty Morrow purchased it in 1979, and after living in it for a while, donated it to the city of Everett. pictures?

Everett High School (1910)

Hand-colored postcard from about 1910. Steve Fox collection
Postcard, possibly with a drawn-in flag pole, 1910. Steve Fox collection
The High School Auditorium. Jack O'Donnell collection

The pride of the Everett School District was the new Everett High School which opened Jan 31, 1910. The trhee-story Beaux Arts brick structure cost nearly $200,000 and could house 600 students. Constructed on an entire city block, it was designed by James Stephen who had also designed Washington School. Jenkins and Jones were the primary contractors. Note the white brick, and terra cotta entrance arches, window trim, and cornices. The historic entry was retained with wide corridors, generous stairs and a series of focal public space. The building is surrounded by an open lawn, arch sidewalks and formal tree plantings that reinforce the formality of the architecture.

The building came at the end of a decade of growth that saw Everett's population triple. It was followed by the Vocational and Commercial buildings across the street, 1912 and 1915 respectively. Both were designed by Everett's Benjamin Turnbull. In 1940 the Civic Auditorium, designed by Earl Morrison, replaced the old Lincoln School.

Bell Court Apartments (1909)

This was the first apartment building in Everett. It was built by James Elizah Bell, president of the Lumberman's Association. Bell travelled throughout the Orient arranging business connections and shipping facilities. He also ran lumber and mill companies. He started the Model Stables Transfer and Storage Company in the livery stables on Grand Avenue, now the Public Market.

Wetmore Ave

The houses on this block are long gone, now in the central business district.

Rockefeller Ave

Oakes Ave

Lombard Ave

Clark Park (1894)

Postcard postmarked 1911. Larry Wold collection

This park was named in 1931 for John Clark, a popular city founder, who had died in 1922.

Starting in 1893, there was a depression nearly as bad as the Great Depression. But Everett voters had the foresight to create this park in July of 1894. The land cost the city $21,345. Thus the first park in Everett, called City Park, was spawned.

The park had few facilities or improvements during the early years. In 1921, the bandstand designed by architect Benjamin F. Turnbull was designed. Everett residents enjoyed band concerts from 1920 (before the grandstand was built) through the 1960s.

In 1927, tennis courts were built, and lighted in 1935. By 1938 there were four tennis courts, two volleyball courts, a softball diamond, and checkers court. In 1946, Clark Park was designated as the only city park where political and religious gatherings were allowed. In 1954 the tennis courts were resurfaced for dancing and roller skating. By 1979, concerts had waned, and the bandstand was demolished. In 1981, the western half of the park was transfered to the School District, where six tennis courts were built. A civil war cannon that was in the park is now stored in a building in Legion Park.

Postcard. Jack O'Donnell collection

Clyde's Richfield Service Station (GONE)

This service station was where McDonalds is now.

Broadway Ave

Len and Larry Wold on the 2000 block of Broadway in 1949, including 2020, 2018, 2014, 2010, and 2006 Broadway. Larry Wold collection

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