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Bayside Neighborhood self-guided history tour
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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.

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

James H. O'Neil, the Superintendent of the Great Northern Railway's Cascade Division

O'Neil was prominent in the story of the worst train disaster, and worst avalanche disaster in U.S. history. In 1910 he worked bravely to save the trains and passengers stranded, and then eventually lost in Wellington during the disaster of March 1910. Wellington is just west of Stevens Pass, and was renamed to Tye after the avalanche. After being stuck in the tunnel or just outside it for a few days due to snow blocking the railroad, the train was pulled out of the tunnel. Then a large avalanche knocked it off the tracks. Many details are in "The White Cascade" by Gary Krist.

Trinity Episcopal Church (1921)

Larry Wold collection

Architect: E.T. Osborne. Stained glass by Charles Connick of New York. Dedicated Trinity Sunday of 1921 with Rev. Edgar Martin Rogers. This church replaced the smaller 1892 church at California and Wetmore that was built in 1892.

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.

Colby Ave

1908 photo. Jack O'Donnell collection

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

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

End of walking tour

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